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Laffey, Dennis – English Teaching, 2023
Using vocabulary learning strategies allows learners to gain vocabulary autonomously. This study presents data from a self-report survey of Korean university students comparing meaning discovery strategies they employ to comprehend unknown singleword items and unknown idioms. Survey data recorded strategies used by learners, and effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Figurative Language, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Laffey, Dennis – English Teaching, 2020
This study compares the results of a survey of vocabulary learning strategy (VLS) use and perceived helpfulness by Korean university students to the taxonomy of VLS first presented by Schmitt. VLS suggested by previous research by the author and changes in technology since the original taxonomy was compiled were added to Schmitt's list. The survey…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Laffey, Dennis – English Teaching, 2019
Few dictionary studies have examined the effectiveness of freely available online dictionaries (FAOD) offered by search engine companies. This experimental study examines the effectiveness of one FAOD, Naver.com, as an aid to vocabulary acquisition for a group of 87 intermediate-level Korean university students aged 19 to 28 (mean 21.9). The VKS…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Open Educational Resources, Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing