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This study examines the relationship between learners' gender and second language learning strategies among Persian language learners. Various researches indicate that using learning strategies have significant effects on learning language skills. Since very few researches have been done on Persian learners and Persian learning strategies, such a research seems to be of great importance and usefulness. So we translated Oxford (1990) Questionnaire into Persian and then during a pilot study (using 30 Persian learners) Questionnaire's reliability was examined. The result was an overall reliability of 0.80. However we revised the questionnaire and used the improved one in the main study. In this regard, 156 Persian learners (from 13 different countries) in Imam Khomeini International University answered the questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using T-test and Spearman correlation coefficient. Finally, inferential statistics showed that women use learning strategies more than men. But these inferential statistics and statistical tests showed that there is no significant difference in overall use of Persian learning strategies between men and women. So men and women use learning strategies at the same rate. Results also indicate that Persian learners' priorities (male and female students) differ in the choice of learning strategies.