Language Learning Strategy Research, a Review

Shohreh Raftari, Marjan Vosoughi, Rana Hameed Al-Bahrani


In the recent decades, many scholars have concentrated on learning strategies as an effective way to acquiring knowledge. Focus, in a considerable number of the studies in this field, has been on second/foreign language learning strategies. This paper aims to have a profound, comparative look at the start, development and the current position of L2/FL learning strategy field of study. The article starts with introducing some leading researchers in the field and their main achievements and goes on with classifying the studies conducted in the area of language learning strategies into six categories. The six categories are elaborated through random exemplary studies. Finally, the study is concluded with summarizing the researchers’ accomplishments along the years the topic has been in vogue and puts further questions forth which should be answered through rigorous additional research.

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