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English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World)

English for Specific Purposes World

ISSN 1682-3257

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VOCABULARY LEARNING STRATEGIES: A CASE OF JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Fadi Maher Al-Khasawneh

ABSTRACT

The present article represents the various vocabulary learning strategies employed by Jordanian students at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). The main purpose of this study was to investigate and find out the frequency of employing vocabulary learning strategies of learners of English as a foreign language in Jordan. For this purpose, a questionnaire containing fifty-nine items was administered to the students of Jordan University of Science and Technology. The results of this study were analyzed by using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The results indicated that determination strategies were the most frequently used vocabulary learning strategies among JUST students. On the other hand, metacognitive strategies were found to be the least frequently used vocabulary learning strategies among the students.

Keywords: Vocabulary, learning strategies, learning autonomy

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