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Vocabulary learning through extensive reading

Azizan, Nurizzati Asyimah (2013) Vocabulary learning through extensive reading. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Education.

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Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of two modes of vocabulary learning through extensive reading (ER) which are incidental vocabulary learning and intentional vocabulary learning. 20 participants (n=20) which are in the low-proficient English level were selected from one intact class through the method of convenient sampling. The participants were further divided into two groups, n=10 in the control group (incidental vocabulary learning) and n=10 in the experimental group (intentional vocabulary learning). Both groups sat on a pre-test to determine their vocabulary knowledge level. Then, the experimental group were given the intentional vocabulary learning treatment for five weeks. After five weeks, both groups sat on a post-test. The results show that there is a significant difference between the post-test mean scores of the control and experimental group with the p-value of 0.025 (p < 0.05). The experimental group scored significantly higher in post-test as compared to the control group. The data demonstrated that low-proficient learners will notice and learn more new words through intentional vocabulary learning as compared to incidental vocabulary learning.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Pendidikan (Pengajaran Bahasa Inggeris sebagai Bahasa Kedua)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Dr. Azian Abd. Aziz @ Ahmad
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:42236
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:09 Oct 2014 17:21
Last Modified:19 Aug 2020 16:10

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