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Volume 6 Number 4, Winter 2009, Pages 1-296   


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An Empirical Study of Differences in the Use of English Vocabulary Learning Strategies

    Liumei Wang


The study quantitatively investigates 164 non-English major students from Jiaying University on the use of English vocabulary learning strategies. It is a comparative study focusing on high achievers versus low achievers, Science students versus Arts students, male students versus female students. This study finds that, firstly, there are significant differences between high achievers and low achievers in the use of eleven strategies such as learner autonomy. Secondly, there are significant differences in the use of four strategies such as selective attention between Science and Arts students. Third, there are a few differences between male and female students.

Keywords: university students, vocabulary learning strategy, learning vocabulary