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Article: A study of vocabulary learning strategies adopted by dentistry students in Hong Kong in learning specialized dental vocabulary

TitleA study of vocabulary learning strategies adopted by dentistry students in Hong Kong in learning specialized dental vocabulary
Authors
KeywordsVocabulary learning strategies
Specialized dental vocabulary
EAP in Dentistry
Issue Date2012
PublisherAsian ESP Journal Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.asian-esp-journal.com/index.php
Citation
Asian ESP Journal, 2012, v. 8 n. 3, p. 28-49 How to Cite?
AbstractSince research on the use of vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) among Hong Kong dentistry students has been scarce, this study attempts to investigate how an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course geared to help learn specialized dental vocabulary has affected their VLS use. Students’ perception of the usefulness of strategy training was also investigated. Data were collected by means of a pre-course and a post-course VLS questionnaire, post-course focus-group interviews, and students’ pre- and post-course vocabulary test scores. Findings from the questionnaires suggested that the training provided in learning dental vocabulary appeared to have an impact on students’ use of certain VLS and their vocabulary test scores at the end of the course. While most interviewees perceived the training currently provided by the course as useful and effective, they welcomed more strategy training and practice in class. Pedagogical implications derived from the findings are discussed at the end of the paper1.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187234
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dc.contributor.authorLoong, YCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, LSWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T12:34:44Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T12:34:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian ESP Journal, 2012, v. 8 n. 3, p. 28-49en_US
dc.identifier.issn1833-2994-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187234-
dc.description.abstractSince research on the use of vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) among Hong Kong dentistry students has been scarce, this study attempts to investigate how an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course geared to help learn specialized dental vocabulary has affected their VLS use. Students’ perception of the usefulness of strategy training was also investigated. Data were collected by means of a pre-course and a post-course VLS questionnaire, post-course focus-group interviews, and students’ pre- and post-course vocabulary test scores. Findings from the questionnaires suggested that the training provided in learning dental vocabulary appeared to have an impact on students’ use of certain VLS and their vocabulary test scores at the end of the course. While most interviewees perceived the training currently provided by the course as useful and effective, they welcomed more strategy training and practice in class. Pedagogical implications derived from the findings are discussed at the end of the paper1.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAsian ESP Journal Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.asian-esp-journal.com/index.php-
dc.relation.ispartofAsian ESP Journalen_US
dc.subjectVocabulary learning strategies-
dc.subjectSpecialized dental vocabulary-
dc.subjectEAP in Dentistry-
dc.titleA study of vocabulary learning strategies adopted by dentistry students in Hong Kong in learning specialized dental vocabularyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, LSW: lswchan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.hkuros218365en_US
dc.identifier.volume8en_US
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage28en_US
dc.identifier.epage49en_US

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