VOCABULARY LEARNING STRATEGY EMPLOYED BY INDONEISAN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) LEARNERS IN MALAYSIA

Authors

  • Ridwan

Keywords:

Learning Strategies, Vocabulary, EFL Learners, Education Levels, Academic Majors

Abstract

The study discusses Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLS) employed by Indonesian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in the context of environmental issues in Malaysia. The research aims to examine the most frequently used vocabulary learning strategies by Indonesian EFL students and determine whether students with different levels of education and academic majors significantly differ in the use of vocabulary learning strategies at state universities in Malaysia. A total of 202 students enrolled in various degree programs and academic majors were randomly selected for this study during the second semester of the academic year 2022-2023. A questionnaire based on Schmitt's taxonomy (1997) was adopted and distributed through Google Forms. Additionally, data analysis procedures employed statistical analysis with descriptive statistics and One-way ANOVA to compare individual differences in the use of VLS. The findings of this research indicate that the most frequently used VLS by students are in the determinacy category, while the least used are in the Social category. The results also demonstrate no statistically significant differences in the use of VLS based on the level of education and academic majors.

Published

2024-05-06