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The effect of vocabulary learning strategy education on lexical diversity of L2 Korean learners’ writings.

Lee, Yurim 1 Youngjoo Kim 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study investigated the effect of vocabulary learning strategy education on lexical diversity of L2 Korean learners’ writings. Before the experiment, the study surveyed 136 L2 Korean learners on what vocabulary learning strategies are effective and elicited three strategies such as using idioms, having conversation with native speaker, and imaging words. The study employed 35 Chinese L2 Korean learners at TOPIK intermediate level and allocated them into 4 experiment groups with three strategy groups and a control group. Learners’ writings were collected before and after the 4 week education and were analyzed to measure lexical diversity by TTR and D_optimum average. The study found out that there was huge improvement of lexical diversity in using idioms group and having conversation with native speakers group; and the latter is even bigger. Based on the results, this study claimed that the appropriate education of vocabulary learning strategies is necessary to improve lexical diversity of L2 Korean learners’ writings.

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