Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2018, Vol. 9(2) 16-25
Aravind B R & Rajasekaran V
pp. 16 - 25 | Manu. Number: MANU-1805-08-0002
Published online: June 29, 2018 | Number of Views: 397 | Number of Download: 718
The present study investigates Vocabulary Learning Strategies employed by research scholars at VIT Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A questionnaire adopted from the taxonomy of vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) created by Schmitt (1997) was administered to 36 Research scholars (23 males and 13 females). Additionally, semi-structured interviews were also conducted with ten research scholars who completed the questionnaire to get more reliable information about their approaches with vocabulary learning strategies. The result exposed the subsequent array of strategy used by the Research scholars from the most frequent to the least frequent resembling, cognitive (COG), determination (DET), metacognitive (MET), memory (MEM) and social strategies (SOC). In particular, findings indicated that ‘Using new word in sentences’, ‘Monolingual Dictionary’, ‘Using English Language Media’ are most popular strategies, whereas ‘Peg Method’ and ‘Flashcards’ were least used.
Keywords: VLS, cognitive, determination, metacognitive, memory, social strategies.
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