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The use of narrative framework in Learning L2 Vocabulary among Malaysian ESL learners.

Yusob, Khairul Firhan and Jelani, Ahmad Nazri and Ismail, Iza Nurhidayah and Baudin, Nurliyana (2016) The use of narrative framework in Learning L2 Vocabulary among Malaysian ESL learners. In: Regional Conference on Science, Technology and Social Sciences (RCSTSS 2014). Springer, p. 889.


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Reading comprehension relates strongly to vocabulary knowledge and is the core component of reading instruction. Having wide vocabulary knowledge helps learners to learn new knowledge and concepts quicker than those with less vocabulary. However, many learners do not achieve the goals of vocabulary learning. This could be due to the wrong technique used. Hence, this paper aims to investigate how narrative framework helps L2 learners understand and learn vocabulary. 20 participants of the same proficiency level were involved in this study. The experiment conducted in this study intends to compare two different conditions; 1) a condition in which target words were embedded in a series of sentences within a narrative framework (story condition) and 2) a condition in which similar sentences have no connection to each other (unrelated condition). Throughout the study, the participants were required to answer a series of tests which was divided into four phases. The data collected was then analyzed by using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results show that narrative framework appears to be an effective technique to the particular participants in learning vocabulary as they are able to recall the vocabulary which are used in the experiment. Therefore, narrative framework may be seen as having a pedagogical implication in learning vocabulary.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: L2 vocabulary; Narrative framework; Reading comprehension.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 12:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 12:02
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12136
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