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Title: The Use and Ranking of Different English Language Learning Strategies by English Major Iranian Female University Level Learners
Paper URL: http://www.languageinindia.com/march2012/fazelilanguagelearningstrategies.pdf
Author: Seyed Hossein Fazeli
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Institution: University of Mysore
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Abstract: This study aims to rank types of English language learning strategies that are used by Iranian female university level learners of English language as a university major. The results show that except the Metacognitive Strategies category, the mean score for each of the five categories fell in the range of medium strategy use.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: India
Publication Info: LANGUAGE IN INDIA Journal, Volume 12 : 3
URL: http://www.languageinindia.com/march2012/fazelilanguagelearningstrategies.pdf


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