Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Proceedings of  2nd  MEC TESOL Conference   2020                   Pp.314- 328

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Methods for Learning English Vocabulary Employed by Iraqi EFL
Learners at University of Technology

Lina Lafta Jassim
Department of English, College of Art
University of Thi-Qar, Iraq




The main goal of this study is to indicate the strategies’ types that are employed by Iraqi EFL students to learn Vocabulary. To achieve this aim, the author wants to show which methods that are employed most repeatedly by Iraqi EFL students at University of Technology? Tests of vocabulary(pre/post-test) were adopted  in this research to get the aim of the experiment. The author used tests to indicate the influence of meta-cognitive methods on the process of learning English vocabulary. Tests of this study relied on Nation’s multiple-choice test of vocabulary knowledge (1990). The researcher asked thirty Iraqi EFL students from University of Technology to be as participants in the current study. Fifteen  was the number of male and the same number was for female students. The results indicated that determination strategies were  most frequently employed than other types among Iraqi EFL students . On the other hand, using metacognitive strategies were  the least frequently among the students.
Keywords: educational program, Iraqi EFL learners,  learning methods, , methods of Meta-cognitive, vocabulary

Cite as:  Jassim, L. L. (2020). Methods for Learning English Vocabulary Employed by Iraqi EFL Learners at University of Technology.
Arab World English Journal(AWEJ). Proceedings of 2nd MEC TESOLConference 2020: 314- 328.


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Dr. Lina Lafta Jassim a lecturer in the field of English language . She had many papers published
related Applied linguistics, with a special emphasis on Educational technology and language
teaching and learning. She participated in lots of educational conferences.