Examining the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and general English language proficiency / Nur Fatima Wahida Mohd Nasir, Nor Ashikin Ab Manan and Noraziah Azizan

Mohd Nasir, Nur Fatima Wahida and Ab Manan, Nor Ashikin and Azizan, Noraziah (2017) Examining the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and general English language proficiency / Nur Fatima Wahida Mohd Nasir, Nor Ashikin Ab Manan and Noraziah Azizan. ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1. pp. 15-22. ISSN 2600-7274

Abstract

The present study intended to examine the relationship between English language proficiency and receptive/ productive vocabulary knowledge of first year diploma students from a public university in Malaysia. The study was conducted among 136 students from the faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying to determine this relationship. The students’ receptive vocabulary knowledge was measured using Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT) Version 1 by Nation (1990) at 2000, 3000 and 5000-word levels while their productive vocabulary knowledge was measured using Lexical Frequency Profile (Laufer & Nation, 1995). The students’ grade for English subject in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) was used as the measure of general proficiency. It can be concluded from the results of regression analysis that more proficient learners have larger vocabulary repertoire which underscores the importance of vocabulary instruction. There is also adequate evidence to support that the students’ performance on VLT can be used as predictors of their general proficiency.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohd Nasir, Nur Fatima Wahidanurfa269@perak.uitm.edu.my
Ab Manan, Nor Ashikinnoras914@perak.uitm.edu.my
Azizan, Noraziahnoraz270@perak.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus
Journal or Publication Title: ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Journal: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
ISSN: 2600-7274
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 15-22
Official URL: https://ejssh.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 29794
Uncontrolled Keywords: Receptive vocabulary; productive vocabulary; language proficiency.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29794

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