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Receptive vocabulary levels of Malaysian university students

Shamsudin, Sarimah and Abdul Raof, Abdul Halim and Lateh, Nor Hazwani Munirah (2018) Receptive vocabulary levels of Malaysian university students. LSP International Journal, 5 (1). pp. 105-113. ISSN 2601-002X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.11113/lspi.v5n1.68

Abstract

Acquiring adequate vocabulary knowledge is necessary for English language learners in order to be able to function effectively using the language. The study investigated the English language receptive vocabulary knowledge among Malaysian undergraduates in terms of word levels. The Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT) by Schmitt et al., (2001) was employed in order to assess the students’ receptive vocabulary knowledge at five different word levels. The result reveals majority of the students are weak in terms of their receptive vocabulary knowledge and most of them failed to reach the mastery level for all the five word levels; 40 (57%) of the students do not master the 2000 word level, 58 (83%) of the students do not master the 3000 word level, 65 (93%) of the students do not master the 5000 word level, 70 (100%) of the students do not master the 10000 word level and 65 (93%) of the students do not master the academic word level. The findings were useful insights on the English language receptive vocabulary knowledge among Malaysian university students in terms of word levels.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:vocabulary profile, word levels
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:82250
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 17:00
Last Modified:19 Nov 2019 12:33

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