Assessment of L2 English Vocabulary Needs of Turkish University Preparatory Class Students
Keywords:Second language learning, Needs assessment, Vocabulary needs, Vocabulary needs assessment
This paper presents the results of a L2 English vocabulary needs assessment study carried out with Turkish university preparatory class students. A single, descriptive case study with both qualitative and quantitative approaches was adopted. The quantitative data were analyzed by descriptive statistics. The qualitative data were analyzed by thematic content analysis. The results revealed that although the participants acknowledged vocabulary knowledge as a significant aspect of language learning which deserves special attention, they were far below the university threshold level. The vocabulary needs and related goals were identified to be used in planning the vocabulary component of the course.
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