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Gender, metacognition, and vocabulary learning strategies of Malay ESL learners

Engku Ibrahim, Engku Haliza and Sarudin, Isarji and Muhamad, Ainon Jariah (2018) Gender, metacognition, and vocabulary learning strategies of Malay ESL learners. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (11). pp. 7988-7991. ISSN 1936-6612 E-ISSN 1936-7317

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Research has shown that female students are likely to be more successful in language learning when compared to male students due to the differences in their metacognitive learning strategies1. This study aims to investigate if there are differences in metacognition, vocabulary learning strategies and the vocabulary size between male and female students. The instruments utilised study were a Vocabulary Learning Strategy Questionnaire2 and the Vocabulary Levels Test3. 113 pre-university ESL learners participated in this study. A quantitative research design was employed. Findings of this study showed that there is no significant difference between the vocabulary size and metacognitive learning strategies used by male and female students. A better understanding of metacognitive strategies, vocabulary size and gender will enhance teachers’ and learners’ awareness of the use of the said strategies for a more effective vocabulary acquisition. The findings provide beneficial pedagogical implications relevant not only to language instructors but also educators and researchers alike.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1357/66775
Uncontrolled Keywords: vocabulary learning, metacognition, gender, language acquisition
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LA History of education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Datin Dr. Engku Haliza Engku Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 10:18
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 10:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66775

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