English Language Learning Strategies Employed by Thai Library Science Students: A Case Study of Students at Rajabhat Maha Sara Kham University

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Paweenakarn Phonhan

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The main objectives of this study were aimed at investigating English language learning strategies used by Thai library science students and their opinions toward language learning strategies in English learning context. The samples consisted of 88 undergraduate students majoring in Library Education and English at the Faculty of Education at Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, which purposively grouped according to years of study. The survey questionnaire on language learning strategy, adapted from Prakongchati (2007) was applied to collect data. Data analysis combined with descriptive analysis to examine means and standard deviation and content analysis for data gathering from one-on-one interview. The quantitative results demonstrated that Thai library science students used most of language learning strategies at moderated level, with a few at a high level. Considering with qualitative data, most of Thai library science students realized that English learning played a very important role in daily life, but they did not receive any formal training how to use appropriate language learning strategies in their classroom. 

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