The Development of a Vocabulary Size Estimation Test for Japanese EFL Learners

URI http://harp.lib.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/h-bunkyo/metadata/12740
ファイル
タイトル
The Development of a Vocabulary Size Estimation Test for Japanese EFL Learners
別タイトル
日本人英語学習者のための新しい語彙サイズ推定テストの開発
著者
氏名 八島 等
ヨミ ヤシマ ヒトシ
別名 Yashima Hitoshi
キーワード
Vocabulary Size Estimation Test
Japanese EFL Learners
抄録

The study examines the Japanese EFL students' vocabulary size at the 1,000- to 4,000-word levels, using my newly developed vocabulary size estimation test (hereafter VSE test). The study also examines the rank correlation in the success rate in answering in my test. Data are analysed in terms of the response of knowing the meaning of a word in my previous checklist tests and the JACET List of 8000 Basic Words (hereafter JACET 8000), and according to participants' grades and schools. Results show that the average vocabulary size of students is much smaller than previously estimated by existing estimation tools. There is a statistically significant difference in the means in the vocabulary size according to grades and schools. There is a relatively strong rank correlation between the response of knowing the meaning of a word and the success rate in answering while there is a relatively weak rank correration between the rank in the JACET 8000 and the success rate in answering. Also there is a moderate to strong rank correlation between grades and between schools in the success rate in answering at each level with few exceptions. I conclude that educators should recognize the fact that there are many words difficult for students to acquire in common regardless of grades or schools and should change or devise the way of teaching these words.

掲載雑誌名
広島文教グローバル
6
開始ページ
55
終了ページ
66
出版年月日
2022-02-28
出版者
広島文教大学人間科学部グローバルコミュニケーション学科
ISSN
24328197
本文言語
英語
資料タイプ
紀要論文
著者版フラグ
ソートキー
05
区分
h-bunkyo