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ERIC Number: EJ1066454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Iranian Upper-Intermediate EFL Learners
Khatib, Mohammad; Hassanzadeh, Mohammad; Rezaei, Saeed
International Education Studies, v4 n2 p144-152 May 2011
This study examines the preferred vocabulary learning strategies of Iranian upper-intermediate EFL learners. In order to identify the aforementioned group in terms of language proficiency, a TOEFL test was administered to a population of 146 undergraduate EFL students at the university of Vali-e-Asr in Rafsanjan, Iran. Those scoring above 480 were arbitrarily labeled as upper-intermediate. Subsequently a questionnaire known as VOLSI (Vocabulary Learning Strategies Inventory) was given to the same subjects to come up with their preferred vocabulary learning strategies. Finally, a stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed that 11.4% of the variance in the learners' L2 proficiency can be accounted for by three strategy categories involving "self-motivation," "word organization," and "authentic language use." In addition, an independent-samples t-test indicated no significant difference between learners' gender and their VLS choice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning; Test of English as a Foreign Language
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