Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge and Reading Skills of Indonesian Prospective EFL Teachers

Furqanul, Aziez and Feisal, Aziez and Burhan Eko, Purwanto (2020) Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge and Reading Skills of Indonesian Prospective EFL Teachers. Universal Journal of Educational Research 8(5): 2005-2011, 2020 http://www.hrpub.org DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080538, 8 (5). pp. 1-7. ISSN ISSN: 2332-3205 (Print) ISSN: 2332-3213 (Online)

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Abstract

Since the introduction of Genre-Based Approach (GBA) in language teaching in Indonesia, teachers’ reading skills play a much more critical role in the success of their job. However, judging from the vocabulary levels of English texts used in textbooks and examinations, they are now faced with serious obstacles. For this reason, this research sought to reveal (1) the student’ teachers’ vocabulary knowledge, (2) their skimming skill, (3) their scanning skill, (4) the correlation between students’ vocabulary knowledge and scanning skill, and (5) the correlation between students’ vocabulary knowledge and their skimming skill. The population of the research were students of the fifth semester at an English education department. It randomly took 53 (50%) out of 106 students of the semester. The data were obtained through two kinds of test namely Nations’s Vocabulary Size Test 14000 and reading test. The results revealed that (1) the vocabulary knowledge of the average students was 2800 words, which indicated that they could only cover 86% of the running words in average texts, (2) the skimming score of the average students was 6.64 at the scoring range of 1 – 10, (3) the scanning score of the average students was 6.3, (4) there was no significant correlation between the vocabulary knowledge and the skimming skill of the students (the correlation coefficient of .182 is lower than r-table value of .279), and (5) there was a significant correlation between vocabulary knowledge and scanning skill (the correlation coefficient of .443 is higher than r-table value of .279). One of the most important findings here was that vocabulary knowledge influences scanning skill more than skimming skill. Consequently, this study offers a basis for consideration for policy makers as well as English teachers of the inclusion of vocabulary load in Indonesian English curriculum, the implementation of form-focused method in English classes, and more careful attention to vocabulary load when developing teaching materials. Keywords : Reading, Skimming, Scanning Skills, Vocabulary Knowledge

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia
Depositing User: Dr Burhan Eko Purwanto
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 02:37
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 02:37
URI: http://repository.upstegal.ac.id/id/eprint/1457

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