Exploring Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by EFL Learners in the Supportive Studies in Turbah University College

Yaser Hussien Hage

Abstract


This study aims at investigating the vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) employed by supportive studies students of Turbah University College. The participants were 288 divided almost equally; males were 145 and females were 143. The study conducted in the 1st semester 2019/2020. Data was collected using a questionnaire adapted from Schmitt (1997) taxonomy. Data was analyzed with SPSS program, version 22. The results of this study demonstrated a changeable rate of using strategies in the five categories; determination, social, memory, cognitive and metacognitive. The overall mean score of strategies indicates a medium usage of strategies. Metacognitive and determination strategies were the most and the least used respectively. The results revealed statistically significant differences in the use of VLSs attributed to academic major; Arts students outperformed Science students in such use. The results also showed that female students were more active users of VLSs. However, no statistically significant differences in the use of VLSs attributed to gender factor.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v12i2.16759

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