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Francisco Javier, Suesca Torres, Mauricio Andrés, Torres Pérez
Master Program in FL Teaching 57 Enletawa Journal •   unpublished
This short exploratory study aims to analyze the language learning strategies used by part of two groups of students with different age range in seventh and eleventh grade. The instruments used to carry out this study were: an adapted 1 This research report emerged from the researchers' interest in making further inquiries into Language Learning Strategies based on a series of works that took place in a seminar called Teachers Training at the UPTC. 2 Holds a B.A. in Modern Languages:
more » ... lish from Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. He is currently working as a full time teacher at Institución Educativa Agustín Parra in Simijaca. His research interests are related to socio-political view of language such as linguistic imperialism, policies of standardization and teachers EFL beliefs. 3 Holds a B.A in Foreign Language Teaching: English-French from Universidad de Pamplona. He works at a public school called Institución Educativa Técnica La Laja de Moniquirá. His research interests encompass rural education, socio critical research, critical pedagogy, and ESL. Analysis of Language Learning Strategies Used by Two Groups of Students of Differing Age Range 56 | Suesca Torres & Torres Pérez questionnaire to identify Language Learning Strategies (LLS), a focus group discussion, and an interview. The results show that age is an important factor when determining LLS. However, it was also found that there are other variables such as task nature, course methodology, and parents' availability, among others, that may influence strategy choice. Resumen Este estudio exploratorio corto busca analizar las estrategias de aprendizaje del lenguaje usadas por dos grupos de estudiantes con diferente rango de edad en los grados séptimo y undécimo. Los instrumentos usados para llevar a cabo este estudio fueron: la adaptación de un cuestionario para identificar las estrategias de aprendizaje del lenguaje (EAL); una discusión de grupo focal y una entrevista. Los resultados muestran que la edad es un factor importante cuando se determinan las EAL. Sin embargo, se encontró que hay otras variables tales como la naturaleza de las tareas, la metodología del curso y la disposición de los padres, entre otros, que podría influenciar la elección de la estrategia. Palabras clave: Estrategias de aprendizaje del lenguaje, SILL, Diferencia de edad.