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Language Learning Strategies: The Influence of Research on the English Syllabus in the Swedish Curriculum for Compulsory School Year 7-9
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay has studied the extent to which research on language learning strategies has influenced four Swedish syllabi for the English subject in compulsory school year 7-9. The study has made use of hermeneutics to both categorize and interpret the various mentions of language learning strategies that can be seen throughout the various syllabi. All in all, it can be concluded that research, especially Swedish research, has come to increasingly influence the syllabi over time, which can be seen through both the increased number of mentions of language learning strategies and through the more clearly defined terminology used when mentioning the strategies in LGR 11 (2011). This development may be seen as showcasing a shift in focus from teaching methods regulated by the teacher to learning strategies applied by students and their significance for the degree of success and level of achievement reached in the target language. However, for the teachers and students reading the syllabus, it is still not overtly mentioned what the strategies are, and in order to find out, they have to find the description of language learning strategies on their own. It can, therefore, be beneficial to include workshops and seminars on the topic to ensure that all English teachers understand what kind of strategies they should be looking for in their students. This would strengthen the verification of the grades given to the students and the overall professionalism of the teachers. How exactly these seminars and workshops should be constructed and incorporated in schools and universities, however, is not within the scope of this essay, but can be determined in future studies on the subject.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
Language Learning, Language Acquisition, Language Learning Strategies
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75982OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-75982DiVA, id: diva2:1219293
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English
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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2018-05-30, 509, Nisbethska, Linnégatan, 392 34, Kalmar, 16:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-15 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved

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