Despite the existence of many studies on language learning strategies (LLS), little scholarly work reports the LLS used by faculty members in learning English, with most participants of previous studies being students. Further, most of those previous studies have been conducted using exclusively quantitative methods. In response to these empirical and methodological gaps, the current qualitative descriptive case study investigates how Indonesian lecturers employed their strategies over their path of enhancing their English proficiency. We collected data through semi-structured interviews obtained from eight Indonesian faculty members. In this study, we found five overarching themes, including practicing in academic fields, learning by enjoying, engaging with academic resources, using online platforms, and employing the personal convenience of language engagement strategies. Findings showed that most language learning strategies employed by our participants were concerned with autonomous learning.
descriptive case study, English, individual semi-structured interviews, Indonesian faculty members, language learning strategies (LLS)
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Noprival, N., Alfian, A., & Soma, R. (2023). “I Love Talking to Myself”: Language Learning Strategies Employed by Indonesian Faculty Members. The Qualitative Report, 28(9), 2607-2619. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2023.6122