The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth

The present study intended to examine the relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth. To achieve this end, 80 students at Upper and Lower–Intermediate levels were randomly chosen from the population of Shahid Behes...

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Autores Principales: Tahmasebi, Gholam-Ali, Haghverdi, Hamidreza, Ghaedrahmat, Mehdi
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Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10818/13730
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language Inglés (English)
topic Dominio del idioma
La amplitud de vocabulario
Profundidad de vocabulario
spellingShingle Dominio del idioma
La amplitud de vocabulario
Profundidad de vocabulario
Tahmasebi, Gholam-Ali
Haghverdi, Hamidreza
Ghaedrahmat, Mehdi
The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth
description The present study intended to examine the relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth. To achieve this end, 80 students at Upper and Lower–Intermediate levels were randomly chosen from the population of Shahid Beheshti School in Khoramabad as participants of this study. First of all, an Oxford Placement test (OPT) was administered to determine the subjects’ level of proficiency. Each group at upper- and lower-intermediate levels received Nation 2000, 3000, and 5000 tests to determine the vocabulary size of the learners. Two weeks later, Vocabulary Knowledge Scale (VKS) was used in order to determine the learners’ vocabulary depth. The results of the correlation coefficients indicated that there was a significant relationship between vocabulary breadth, vocabulary depth and language proficiency of the learners. In addition, the results of multiple regression revealed that vocabulary depth is a better predictor of learners’ language proficiency than of vocabulary breadth.Keywords: language proficiency, vocabulary breadth, vocabulary depth, EFL learners, vocabulary knowledge scale.
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author Tahmasebi, Gholam-Ali
Haghverdi, Hamidreza
Ghaedrahmat, Mehdi
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Haghverdi, Hamidreza
Ghaedrahmat, Mehdi
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title The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth
title_short The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth
title_full The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth
title_fullStr The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth
title_full_unstemmed The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth
title_sort relationship between language proficiency and iranian efl learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth
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spelling ir-10818-137302017-11-28T16:06:35Z The relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth La relación entre la competencia lingüística y el conocimiento de estudiantes iraníes del inglés como idioma extranjera de profundidad del vocabulario frente a la amplitud de vocabulario Tahmasebi, Gholam-Ali Haghverdi, Hamidreza Ghaedrahmat, Mehdi Dominio del idioma La amplitud de vocabulario Profundidad de vocabulario The present study intended to examine the relationship between language proficiency and Iranian EFL learners' knowledge of vocabulary depth versus vocabulary breadth. To achieve this end, 80 students at Upper and Lower–Intermediate levels were randomly chosen from the population of Shahid Beheshti School in Khoramabad as participants of this study. First of all, an Oxford Placement test (OPT) was administered to determine the subjects’ level of proficiency. Each group at upper- and lower-intermediate levels received Nation 2000, 3000, and 5000 tests to determine the vocabulary size of the learners. Two weeks later, Vocabulary Knowledge Scale (VKS) was used in order to determine the learners’ vocabulary depth. The results of the correlation coefficients indicated that there was a significant relationship between vocabulary breadth, vocabulary depth and language proficiency of the learners. In addition, the results of multiple regression revealed that vocabulary depth is a better predictor of learners’ language proficiency than of vocabulary breadth.Keywords: language proficiency, vocabulary breadth, vocabulary depth, EFL learners, vocabulary knowledge scale. El presente estudio pretende examinar la relación entre la competencia lingüística, la profundidad y la amplitud del vocabulario de estudiantes iraníes del Inglés como idioma extranjero. Para lograr este fin, 80 estudiantes de los niveles Intermedio Superior e Inferior fueron elegidos al azar de la población de ShahidBeheshti School en Khoramabad como participantes de este estudio. En primer lugar, se administró una prueba de nivel Oxford (OPT) para determinar el nivel de conocimiento de lengua de los sujetos. Cada grupo en los niveles Intermedio Superior e Inferior recibió los exámenes Nación 2000, 3000, y 5000 para determinar el nivel de vocabulario de los estudiantes. Dos semanas más tarde, se utilizó la Escala de Conocimiento de Vocabulario (VKS) con el fin de determinar la profundidad de vocabulario de los alumnos. Los resultados de los coeficientes de correlación indicaron que hubo una relación significativa entre la amplitud y profundidad del vocabulario, y el dominio de la lengua de los estudiantes. Además, los resultados de la regresión múltiple revelaron que la profundidad del vocabulario es una mejor forma de predecir la competencia lingüística de los alumnos que la amplitud del vocabulario 2015-02-02T09:29:23Z 2015-02-02T09:29:23Z 2013-10-31 article Artículo publishedVersion http://laclil.unisabana.edu.co/index.php/LACLIL/article/view/3440 http://laclil.unisabana.edu.co/index.php/LACLIL/article/view/3440/pdf http://hdl.handle.net/10818/13730 10.5294/3440 http://intellectum.unisabana.edu.co/ eng Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning; Vol 6, No 2 (2013); 96-111 Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 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