Vocabulary Learning and Strategies Used by Teacher Education Students

Esperanza Carranza, Anabell Manga, Ryan Dio, Michael, John Jamora, Fe Romero
2015 Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research   unpublished
One way to assess a person's communicative competence is through his ability to express his thoughts and ideas in appropriate words and meaningful sentences. Vocabulary learning then is critical to learning a language-be it the first, second or even foreign. However, test results, daily communication and English proficiency exams show that students have difficulty in learning vocabulary. This descriptive-evaluative study assessed the vocabulary learning and the strategies used along context
more » ... d along context clues, word analysis and dictionary skills of the 100 randomly selected second-year education students of the Sorsogon State College. The study utilized survey-questionnaire, teacher-made test and unstructured interview in gathering data. The study revealed that most of the Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) and Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) students oftentimes used strategies in learning vocabulary such as reading books and other materials, looking for clues in sentences and use the dictionary to unlock the unfamiliar words. The students attained nearly competent vocabulary performance along context clues, word analysis and dictionary skills. The context clues and word analysis skills are significantly related to the use of learning strategies when tested at 0.05 level. The developed vocabulary module to enhance the skills of the students can be validated and utilized for instruction.
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