A Look at Language Learning Strategies of Indonesian High School Students as Foreign Language Learners

Putri Hasanah, Pangesti Wiedarti

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Abstract: A look at Language Learning Strategies of Indonesian High School Students as Foreign Language Learners. Objective: This study analyzed Indonesian high school student’s choice of language learning strategies as EFL users, predominantly determining the most frequently used strategies. By understanding learning strategies, it can help EFL students to accelerate their language learning. Methods: One hundred and forty Darul Hasan high school students of Padangsidimpuan participated in this survey. All grades from 2020/2021 participated in this survey study. The Oxford’s strategy inventory for language learning (SILL) translated version was implemented to decide their learning strategies. Findings: The result showed that the students are medium strategy users. The affective strategy was found to be the most dominant strategy used by the students. The students do not seem aware that learning strategies were a part of their learning process. Conclusion: The students and teachers need to improve the learning language strategy for a better learning process.

Keywords: language learning strategy, Oxford’s strategy inventory for language learning, survey method.

Abstrak: Tinjauan Strategi Pembelajaran Bahasa Siswa SMA Indonesia sebagai Pembelajar Bahasa Asing. Tujuan: Penelitian ini menganalisis pilihan strategi pembelajaran bahasa oleh siswa SMA Indonesia sebagai pengguna EFL, terutama menentukan strategi yang paling sering digunakan siswa. Dengan memahami strategi pembelajaran, dapat membantu siswa EFL untuk mempercepat pembelajaran bahasa mereka. Metode: Seratus empat puluh siswa SMA Darul Hasan Padangsidimpuan, berpartisipasi dalam studi survei ini. Semua tingkatan 2020/2021 berpartisipasi di penelitian ini. Terjemahan inventaris strategi Oxford untuk pembelajaran bahasa (SILL) diterapkan untuk memutuskan strategi pembelajaran mereka. Temuan: Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa siswa adalah pengguna strategi sedang. Strategi afektif adalah yang paling dominan. Para siswa tidak menyadari strategi pembelajaran adalah bagian dari proses belajar. Kesimpulan: Para siswa dan guru perlu meningkatkan strategi pembelajaran bahasa untuk proses pembelajaran yang lebih baik.

Kata kunci: strategi pembelajaran bahasa, Oxford’s strategy inventory for language learning, metode survei.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23960/jpp.v11.i2.202014


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