Learning strategies when assimilating English as a foreign language has been investigated in Lithuania as an independent problem in order to establish how students are familiarised with the learning strategies, if they apply them when learning foreign languages, and which learning strategies are preferred. Learning foreign languages requires from learners to use and improve the language constantly, the main attention is paid to the abilities to learn it self-dependently, and search for new ways to make the process of learning aa foreign language more effective. Learning and teaching vocabulary is one of the parts of this process, which is indicated by learners as problematic ones. The problem is that students of higher grades are often lacking in words for expression of their thoughts; therefore, it is important to investigate how application of the strategies of learning vocabulary of successful and unsuccessful learners of a foreign language differs, if the use of more strategies of learning vocabulary has any influence on tthe results of writing tests, what strategy of learning vocabulary is the most effective, and which of the learning strategies is used the most rarely and is the least effective. The search for methods of learning new words is the ssubject theme of this investigation, after analysis of which, a hypothesis of the research has been set as follows: the learners, who use different strategies of learning vocabulary, learn new words easier and gets higher results of vocabulary tests.
The aim is to examine the suitability of learning strategies when learning English words. For realising this aim, the following objectives have been solved:
Analyze the conception of learning strategies in educational theories.
Establishing the level of the vocabulary of learners.
Establishing what strategies of learning words are used by learners.
Estimating how learning strategies influence learning words.
Preparing recommendations for teachers of the English language how to introduce learners with the strategies of learning of the vocabulary of the English language. <
Preparing recommendations for a learner how to apply learning strategies effectively.
During the work, different investigation methods were used:
The method of analysis of pedagogical and psychological literature allowed analysing the theories of learning a foreign language, and the conception of learning strategies.
Documentation analysis gave an opportunity for knowing the requirements applied to learning and teaching the English language as a second foreign language in Lithuania.<...
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