Direct vocabulary instruction: The effects of contextualised word families on students’ vocabulary acquisition / Frankie Subon

Subon, Frankie (2018) Direct vocabulary instruction: The effects of contextualised word families on students’ vocabulary acquisition / Frankie Subon. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IGS Biannual Publication, 18 (18). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


The present study’s review on past studies in Malaysia reveals lexical paralysis as the main reason for students’ inability to master English as a second language. Notably, numerous studies found that direct vocabulary instruction is effective for increasing students’ vocabulary size while some studies found conflicting results. In addition, direct vocabulary instruction is not given serious attention and emphasis in a second language classroom. In view of all this, this study aimed to examine the impact of a rich, systematic, structured and principled Contextualised Word Family (CWF) Model of direct vocabulary instruction on students’ vocabulary size and guided essay writing test scores based on their proficiency levels. It also examined whether there was any significant difference in students’ vocabulary size before and after the treatment and significant difference between genders. Besides, the study also evaluated the relationships between students’ vocabulary size and their attitudes and perceived problems faced in vocabulary learning. This study employed a quasi-experimental design whereby the data collection was conducted in a normal classroom condition. 143 Form Two students from a secondary school in Samarahan district in Sarawak, Malaysia were selected as the respondents for this study using purposive and stratified random sampling…


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Subon, Frankie
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IGS Biannual Publication
Volume: 18
Number: 18
Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; students’ vocabulary acquisiti
Date: 2018
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