HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.42, pp.60-71, 2012 (SSCI)
Foreign language learning strategies is a topic that has recently been highly emphasized. As well as providing students with great advantages, the use of learning strategies can show variation from one person to another depending on different factors. In this study, a questionnaire is administered to students studying English, German and French at the Preparatory School of Hacettepe University to test their frequency of utilizing strategies. The obtained results are evaluated in terms of students' gender and the relation of their fields of study to languages. From the two points of view, it is found that compared to male students, female students and those students registered in foreign-language related departments compared to those in other departments use more foreign language strategies. At the end of the study, various techniques are presented for teachers to develop their students' use of strategies where necessary.