The Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies by Pre-Diploma Students at UiTM
The study investigates the vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) used by Mengubah Destini Anak Bangsa (MDAB) pre-diploma students at the Machang Campus of Universiti Teknologi MARA Kelantan (UiTMCK). For this purpose, a Vocabulary Learning Strategies Questionnaire (VLSQ) based on Schmitt’s (1997) Vocabulary Learning Strategies Taxonomy was administered to 76 MDAB pre-diploma students. The findings revealed that the students were medium users of VLS who used metacognitive strategies most frequently and cognitive strategies least frequently. The findings also revealed that there was no significant difference in the use of VLS among the male and female students. However, the results of Independent Samples T-test in the use of individual items for all VLS categories revealed significant difference in the mean scores of several strategies.