Learning Strategies Test Skeleton

SLA Topics Vivian Cook 
Abbreviated and adapted from Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) for L2 students of English (Oxford, 1990)

Describe each of these statements on a scale going from 1. 'Never true of me', 2. 'Usually not true of me', 3. 'Somewhat true of me', 4. 'Usually true of me', 5. 'Always true of me'.

A. Remembering more effectively (9 items)

  • I think of relationships between what I already know and new things I learn in English.

B. Using all your mental processes (14 items)

  • I say or write new English words several times.

C. Compensating for missing knowledge (6 items)

  • To understand unfamiliar English words, I make guesses.

D. Organising and evaluating your knowledge (8 items)

  • I try to find as many ways as I can to use my English.

E. Managing your emotions (6 items)

  • I try to relax whenever I feel afraid of using English.

F. Learning with others (6 items)

  • If I do not understand something in English, I ask the other person to slow down or sayit again.