HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.40, pp.44-56, 2011 (SSCI)
Learning a foreign language is a long and complicated process. A language learner should use some learning strategies to case and fasten this process. In this study, we examined whether the use of cognitive strategies, change depending on the students' level and whether some of these strategics are used more frequently compared to others. Results obtained from the research carried out with 88 students in total from 4 different classes in the undergraduate program of French Language Teaching reveal that those students studying in different classes use the same cognitive strategies almost at the same rate. Apart from this, we observed that some of the cognitive strategies are used more frequently than others by the majority of the students. Through this study, we aimed to remind that one of the main tasks of foreign language teachers is to enable the students to use the strategies that are an indispensable part of modern learning approaches.