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Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Textile Engineering Students: An Investigation among the NITER Undergrads in Bangladesh

Fahmeda Zarin

2(4), Oct-Nov-Dec

Abstract
English language has taken the position of second language in a country like Bangladesh though no official announcement has been made yet, it was not in this position even two decades ago but with the increased demand of the competency in spoken language has given it the position it is holding right now. Through this study, the researcher found out the current strategies that the 100 undergraduates First year first semester textile engineering fresher students of National Institute of Textile Engineering and Research (NITER) in Bangladesh frequently use, here students are using different strategies to learn vocabulary. The method of collecting data was a survey run by the researcher and an instrument used in this survey study was a 25-item questionnaire that has been taken from Riankamol (2008)  which are adapted from Schmitt’s taxonomy for vocabulary learning strategies. The data has been analyzed upon using Microsoft Excel program. Various statistical techniques including frequency and percentage have been used to analyze and interpret the data. The result of the survey exposed a clear idea that among many strategies of learning vocabulary which strategies are frequently used by Bangladeshi undergraduate textile engineering fresher students’ context. It has a clear impact on the higher studies of these students because in tertiary level education students in Bangladesh find out the lack of a rich word stock to speak English properly so if the teachers follow the result of this study before planning the lessons then possible outcome could be improved.
Keywords: Vocabulary learning strategies, undergraduate, textile engineering students, Bangladesh

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