VOL 4, NO 1 (2017): SPRING (APRIL)



Judit Hardi


Self-regulation provides an innovative frame to investigate learners’ activity in learning a language, and it is vital to give a comprehensive picture of learners’ strategic behaviour. Therefore, self-regulated language learning is in the focus of this paper from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Since there is a strong link between strategic language learning and self-regulation, the components of young learners’ self- regulating capacity is understood as determinants of their strategic thinking. In the empirical research presented in this paper I discuss the extent of young learners’ self-regulation in learning vocabulary and illustrate age-related differences.


Keywords: self-regulation, strategic behaviour, vocabulary learning, young learners,


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