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The vocabulary learning strategies used by UUM students in relation to their proficiency levels


Mohd Amin, Noraziah (2011) The vocabulary learning strategies used by UUM students in relation to their proficiency levels. In: 4th Biennial International Conference on the Teaching and Learning of English in Asia (TLEiA4) 2011, 10th to 12th November 2011, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study is concerned with the vocabulary learning strategies used by Band 1 and Band 4 undergraduate students of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). The main objectives of this descriptive study were to survey the vocabulary learning strategies used by the respondents and to determine to what extent their use of the strategies was influenced by their proficiency level. The instrument employed in the study was a questionnaire developed by Lachini (2007) based on Cottrell’s (1999) classification of learning strategies. It consists of five categories of vocabulary learning strategies, namely creative, reflective, effective, active and motivated (CREAM).The responses of 100 Band 1 and 100 Band 4 students to the questionnaire were examined on the frequency of their use of the vocabulary learning strategies. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in terms of the frequency of use between Band 1 and Band 4 participants as the findings showed that a majority of both groups employed the strategies either ‘a little’ or ‘often’.The findings of the study perhaps could help instructors to facilitate the learning of English vocabulary by UUM students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN : 978-983-44150-6-8 Organized by: School of Education and Modern Languages, UUM College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vocabulary Learning Strategies, Vocabulary, Language Proficiency
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 08:09
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 08:09
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13782

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