Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number2 June 2021 Pp.306 -317
Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by Thai High School Students in Science, Language,
and English Programs
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mahasarakham University,
Maha Sarakham, Thailand
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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mahasarakham University
Maha Sarakham, Thailand
Received: 3/7/2021 Accepted: 6/15/2021 Published:6/24/2021
This study investigated the vocabulary learning strategies used by Thai high school students. The aim was to identify the frequency of different techniques used by high school learners studying in various programs. The main objective of this study was to compare the use of vocabulary learning strategies between multiple programs of study and examine the relationship between these different strategies. A total of 491 high school students from multiple academic disciplines participated in this study. A 47-item questionnaire of vocabulary learning strategies was given to the participants. In addition, qualitative data were collected via semi-structured interviews with 21 students to gain further information on their vocabulary learning strategy use. The interview recordings were immediately transcribed verbatim and translated from Thai into English by two experts. The results indicated that the most frequently used strategies were determination strategies, whereas memory strategies were used the least. The findings also showed that the learning context influenced the participants’ use of vocabulary learning strategies. The qualitative results further revealed the variety of vocabulary learning strategies and the degrees of strategy use. In conclusion, this study highlighted that vocabulary learning strategies are interrelated, and the strategies adopted by learners can depend on vocabulary learning conditions.
Keywords: conditions of vocabulary learning, English program, language program, science program, Vocabulary learning strategies
Cite as: Thiendathong, P., & Sukying, A. (2021). Vocabulary Learning Strategies Used by Thai High School Students in Science, Language,
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