Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.7 Number.4  December, 2016             Pp.117 – 124
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol7no4.8

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The Strategies of Indonesian Junior High School Students in Learning Listening Skill 

Alfan Zuhairi
English Department, Faculty of Education
University of Islam Malang
Jl. MT Haryono 193 Malang, Indonesia

 Ika Hidayanti
English Department, Faculty of Education
University of Islam Malang
Jl. MT Haryono 193 Malang, Indonesia

 

 

Abstract:
The present study addresses three objectives: 1) identifying the intensity of strategies use in learning listening, 2) investigating the inter-correlation among the strategies deployment, and 3) describing how significantly successful and less successful learners differ in the use of strategies. The accessible subjects were two hundred and fifty seven students at seventh and eighth grade of junior high school in Malang, Indonesia. They were required to complete 50 items strategies questionnaire of learning listening taken from Oxford strategy taxonomy. They are memory strategies, cognitive strategies, compensation strategies, metacognitive strategies, affective strategies, and social strategies. The statistical result utilizing SPSS 15 indicated that the overall strategies use were at moderate level, compensation strategies were taken as the  most frequent and social strategies were used at the least frequent. Then the intercorrelation among the use of strategies showed that some of the strategies interrelated positively and significantly, while some others were not correlated. In relation to the strategies used by the two groups, the finding showed that both high achievers and low achievers were not significantly different in the applying strategies in learning listening skill.
Keywords: listening skillstrategies of learning listening, successful and less successful learners,

Cite as: Zuhairi, A. Hidayanti, I. (2016). The Strategies of Indonesian Junior High School Students in Learning Listening Skill.
Arab World English Journal, 7(4)
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol7no4.8

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Alfan Zuhairi is one of senior lecturers in English Department of Faculty of Education of
University of Islam Malang. He has been teaching English skills, Research on ELT, and Theory
of Reading and Its Teaching. He is interested in doing research in the field of language learning
strategy, language maintenance and attrition, and language teaching methodology.