Language learning strategies in the Algerian middle school : case of fourth year puplis

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Universite Mouloud MAMMERI Tizi-Ouzou


The present study investigated the impact of Explicit Strategy Training on the achievement, strategy use, learning awareness and autonomyof the Algerian fourth Year Middle School pupils as well as on the professional growth and development of the Algerian Middle School Teachers of English. The researcher adopted an experimental designthat provided (06) six months’ strategy training for one hundred (100) pupils and (02) two months training in strategy instruction for teachers. The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods in which two questionnaires were designed for teachers in addition to a questionnaire (The SILL), two exams and an interview for pupils. The Middle School pedagogical documents mainly the curriculum, the textbooks, and the teacher’s guides were also used as instruments for data collection.The study findings revealed that there is a statistically significant, and strong positive relationship between strategy training and pupils’ academic improvement, strategy awareness raising and strategy use; additionally, the results demonstrated that due to strategy training the teachers developed a range of teaching strategies, skills, expertise, and more self-confidence in how to deliver appropriate strategy training to their pupils.


340f. : ill. ; 30cm. + CD Rom


Language Learning Strategies, Metacognitive Strategies Training, Middle School : Algeria, Professional : Development