Korean Vocabulary Learning Strategies of University Students in Thailand

Yurim Lee, Faculty of International Korean Language and Culture, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea, Sayamon Sornsuwannasri, Division of Korean, Department of Eastern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
2019 ASR Chiang Mai University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities  
This research aims to investigate trends in the use of Korean language vocabulary learning strategies by Thai students and the relationship between students' use of vocabulary learning strategies and their specific characteristics. Participants comprised Thai students currently studying the Korean language. Data were collected through a questionnaire, examined for reliability, and then analyzed. The first step in data analysis was to explore trends in the students' use of vocabulary learning
more » ... ategies, which could be categorized into two types, namely vocabulary discovery strategies and vocabulary consolidation strategies. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted using SPSS 24 in order to determine statistically significant differences between the two types of strategy as well as the frequencies of use of each strategy. Next, correlation analysis was performed via SPSS 24 to assess the relationship between the students' Korean language vocabulary learning strategies and their specific characteristics (i.e. gender, age, level of Korean language proficiency, experience in residing in Korea, length of Korean language study, experience in traveling/undertaking training in Korea, and state of being of Korean descent). From the analysis, it has been discovered that Thai students employed both discovery and consolidation strategies concurrently, yet consolidation strategies were used more frequently than the other. The most frequently used strategy was "If [I] cannot think of certain words when speaking or writing in Korean, [I] refer to the Internet or
doi:10.12982/cmujasr.2018.0004 fatcat:7vy5a4mw2jbtzbjhzwytlgghmu