JoLIE 7/2014

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Alina-Andreea Dragoescu

Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Michael I of Romania – Timișoara, Romania






This study presents a joint project between the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Michael I” of Timisoara (Romania) and the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Turkey) which comparatively assessed the use of strategy in learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The project aimed at drawing a parallel between the language learning strategies favoured by students from the Romanian and Turkish universities. At the same time, we assessed the effectiveness of students’ achieved levels of EFL in correspondence to the recurrent learning skills which they have developed. Students who may be regarded as high achievers favour conceptual tools when learning English over the traditional memory-based method. As a consequence, our approach highlights the accomplishment or insufficiency of certain learning tools, which entails the expedience of raising students’ awareness of cognitive, metacognitive and communicative strategy use in learning a foreign language.


Key words: Language learning strategy; EFL; Communicative skills; Cognitive strategies; Language proficiency; Contrastive analysis.





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How to cite this article: Dragoescu, A.-A. (2014). On a joint research project assessing language learning strategies used by university students of EFL in Turkey and Romania. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 7, 81-92. DOI:



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