UNIVERSITY EFL LEARNERS' SIZE OF RECEPTIVE ENGLISH

Melani, Boniesta Zulandha and Isnaini, Muhamad and Wardhana, Lalu Ali UNIVERSITY EFL LEARNERS' SIZE OF RECEPTIVE ENGLISH. In: The 62ndTEFLIN International Conference 2015, 14-16 September 2015, Denpasar.

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Abstract

Vocabulary learning often becomes a constraint when learning a second language (Meara, 1982), and yet many English language learners have failed to learn the required amount of vocabulary stated by the National curriculum (Quinn, 1968; Nation, 1974; Nurweni & Read, 1999). No data to date has UeSRUWed XQLYeUVLW\ EFL OeaUQeUV¶ YRcabXOaU\ VL]e LQ WeVW NXVa TeQggaUa. TKLV VWXd\ WULeV WR PeaVXUe WKe fLUVW VePeVWeU VWXdeQWV¶ UeceSWLYe YRcabXOaU\ size of English words after learning the subject for at least six years in high school. Using vocabulary level tests designed by Schmitt, Schmitt and Clapham (in Nation, 1990), this study tested 95 university students registered in English language program and found the result that is not far different from results reported from other places in Indonesia. Considering that high school graduates are expected to master 4000 words, including 1500 words in Junior High School (National Curriculum of 1974 and 1984), the levels ofVWXdeQWV¶ UeceSWLYe YRcabXOaU\ VL]e Rf 2000 ZRUdV (53,19%) aQd 3000 ZRUdV (48,62%) are unlikely to meet this expectation. Although that is the case, the students show high receptive knowledge of academic vocabulary (54,52%). EVWLPaWLRQ Rf WKe VWXdeQWV¶ Ueceptive size shows that there is an improvement Rf L2 OeaUQeUV¶ YRcabXOaU\ NQRZOedge aV cRPSaUed WR WKe SUeYLRXV VWXdLeV¶ findings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): Receptive vocabulary, size, EFL Learners
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Boniesta Zulandha Melani
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 06:46
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 06:46
URI: http://eprints.unram.ac.id/id/eprint/21205

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