The Effectiveness of Metacognative Strategy on vocabulary Improvement of Iranian Undergraduate Students

MAKI NAEIMI

Abstract


The present study was conducted to study the effect of Metacognative strategy as a vocabulary learning strategy on reading comprehension skill.To fullfill the purpose of the study, a language proficiency test was adminestrated to 120 male and female university students who studied in a course other than English as thier major in Omidiyeh Islamic Azad University. Ultimately, sixty pre-intermediate students were selected and assigned into two experimental and control groups. The experimental group was taught vocabulary through Metacognative strategy for developing thier vocabulary storage in reading comprehension.After ten sessions of treatment, the two groups were given a post-test of an achievement vocabulary test. Data analysis was conducted through samples t- test statistics,It demonstrated that the experimental group who utilized Metacognative vocabulary learning strategies outperformed the control group.

Keywords


Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs); Direct vocabulary learning Strategies, Metacognative Strategy

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