Assessing UiTM TESL students’ knowledge of vocabulary / Leele Susana Jamian, Gurnam Kaur Sidhu and Muzaireen Muzafar

Jamian, Leele Susana and Gurnam Kaur Sidhu and Muzafar, Muzaireen (2008) Assessing UiTM TESL students’ knowledge of vocabulary / Leele Susana Jamian, Gurnam Kaur Sidhu and Muzaireen Muzafar. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 4 (2). pp. 79-100. ISSN 1823-7797


Learning the vocabulary of a language is vital in the process of acquiring the language because it serves several functions which assist learners to be good at the language, even though learning can be complicated and burdening for learners (Jiang, 2004; Cobb & Horst, 2004). The aim of the study was to investigate the English
vocabulary levels of the TESL mainstream students in Universiti
Teknologi MARA (UiTM). This research study also examined the
differences in vocabulary levels between the male and female students.
The study involved 90 respondents that were enrolled in the TESL
programme at the Faculty of Education in UiTM, Shah Alam. The
findings revealed that most of the UiTM TESL students scored an
average of 15 correct answers in the 2,000 word-level, 12 for the
3,000 word-level, 8 for the 5,000 word-level, 10 for the University
Word Level and 6 for the 10,000 word-level. The study also revealed
that even though the students were highly engaged with listening,
reading, speaking and writing activities, these involvements did not
correlate with the mastery of vocabulary knowledge.


Item Type: Article
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Jamian, Leele Susana /
Gurnam Kaur Sidhu
Muzafar, Muzaireen
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Rhetoric. Style. Composition. Theory. Philosophy > Choice of words. Vocabulary, etc
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 79-100
Keywords: TESL, Vocabulary, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) students
Date: December 2008
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