Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022                     Pp.22-34

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EFL Students’ Self-Regulated Learning Strategies during the Covid-19 Pandemic 

Do Minh Hung
Foreign Languages Faculty, Dong Thap University
Cao Lanh City, Vietnam


Received: 11/1/2021               Accepted: 1/10/2022              Published:1/24/2022


In the current contexts of Vietnam, college students are taking entirely or partially online courses due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, students should develop and optimally employ self-regulated learning strategies for effective learning outcomes. Research also indicates that self-regulation among students is linked to the 21st century skills. With this in mind, the present study attempts to investigate the self-regulated learning strategies of English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) students from a local university in Vietnam. The study aims to identify EFL students’ self-regulation level, correlation between their two cognition knowledge and cognition regulation, and the correlation between their self-regulation level and GPA. Data is collected via a survey questionnaire encompassing two core components of cognition knowledge and cognition regulation. The results show a high level of the involved students’ self-regulation, a correlation between their cognition knowledge and cognition regulation, but a gap between their self-regulation level and GPA. On the obtained findings, pedagogical implications are addressed, and further research is suggested.
Keywords: Component, EFL students, self-regulated learning strategies

Cite as: Do, M. H. 2022). EFL Students’ Self-Regulated Learning Strategies during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (2) 22-34.


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Received: 11/1/2021 
Accepted: 1/10/2022 
Published: 1/24/2022

Dr. Do Minh Hung has been teaching English at Dong Thap University, Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap Province, Vietnam, for more than 20 years. He holds a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics and has published several journal articles in the areas of English instruction and English-Vietnamese translation. ORCID ID