Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by High Vocabulary Knowledge Students Studying in the 3rd Year English for International Communication Students


The purpose of this study was to investigate the vocabulary learning strategies used by high vocabulary knowledge students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Songkhla. The subjects of this research were 72 third-year students studying in English for International Communication Program in the academic year 2013. The subjects were then divided into two groups; the students with high and low vocabulary knowledge groups based on their vocabulary size scores and were asked to rate the vocabulary learning strategies questionnaire. The findings revealed that the students with high vocabulary knowledge used vocabulary learning strategies at the moderate level. The strategies that were rated at the highest level were using English-Thai dictionary, using English media, taking notes of the newly-learned words in class, learning the words by translating the word meaning, and asking classmates for meaning.

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Tinutda Komol, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand

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Conference: ECLL2015
Stream: Language education

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