Yabancı dil olarak Türkçe öğrenen üniversite öğrencilerinin kullandıkları dil öğrenme stratejileri üzerine bir değerlendirme
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This study aims to investigate what strategies are employed by university students in Turkey learning Turkish as a foreign language, and also determine if these strategies differ depending on learner factors such as gender, proficiency level and importance attached to become proficient in Turkish language. The data for the study gathered from the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL, Version 5.1) and followup interviews conducted on 130 university students taking Turkish as a foregin language courses in a non-profit foundation university in Ankara. The results revealed that students use language learning strategies with medium levelof frequency (mean equals to 3.3 out of 5.0). Students preferred to use compensation and social strategies most. Affective strategies such as meditation and keeping a language diary, on the other hand, were the least preferred strategies by students. Moreover, the results showed that language learning strategy use differed depending on gender, proficiency level and importance attached to become proficient in Turkish language.