The Relationship Between Learning Strategies and Speaking Performance

  • Agnieszka PietrzykowskaEmail author
Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)


The paper reports the findings of a study whose aim was to seek a relationship between learning strategies employed by students and their speaking skills. 80 English Department students (61 female, 19 male; intermediate to advanced level) took part in the study. In order to determine the strategies used by the participants, the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (Oxford 1990) was used. The data concerning language learning strategies were correlated with the overall results of the end-of-the-year oral examination and its components, namely, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary use, and fluency. The results show that there might indeed be a relationship between some language learning strategies and speaking performance, but there is much individual variation in this respect.


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  1. 1.Adam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland

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