Teaching the systematic dictionary use for self-study and confidence building

Penelope Kambakis-Vougiouklis
Twenty-four high-school pupils, equal numbers of boys and girls, aged 13-14, whose MT is Turkish or Pomak, attending the Greek state school in Thrace, participated in this experiment. We are investigating whether and to what extent the systematic use of monolingual Greek dictionaries might result in a better reading comprehension and an improvement/enrichment of their vocabulary. Our aim is to reinforce both their linguistic and strategic competence by encouraging them to use dictionaries for
more » ... dictionaries for home study. Additionally, we are investigating their confidence that they understand meanings of certain unknown words before and after they have been given systematic instruction of dictionary-use.
doi:10.26262/istal.v18i0.5437 fatcat:26pwjrngdfbktca6fgjssubl3u