The present study was aimed at investigating language learning strategies used by the first-year students majoring in Engineering at Thai Nguyen University of Technology in Viet Nam. The Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL, version 7.0) developed by Oxford (1990) was employed in the study. The findings revealed that the overall strategy use of the students was at medium level. Specifically, metacognitive strategies were discovered to be applied at the highest frequency, whereas compensation strategies were least favored by the students. Moreover, it was found that there was a significant difference between the strategy use of male and female students regarding to memory and social strategies. Significantly, detailed statistics on each use strategy provide the teacher with useful information that serves as the basis of recommended implications.