Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

The investigation of vocabulary learning problems and its strategies in learning English

Aisha Faryal, Qurratulain Sardar , Amina Bibi Bhati


Words are significant part of human life, without words language is impossible to be conveyed. In learning and teaching a language, vocabulary plays crucial role and especially in learning second or foreign language it is considered as big obstacle which the learners must overcome. Lexical competence is considered as the heart of language learning and the goal of language teaching is to improve the language competence of learners.

The present study investigates what types of vocabulary learning strategies are used to solve the learning problems faced in learning vocabulary in English language learning and comprehensive literature is given on varieties of vocabulary learning strategies given by different researchers. Quantitative approach is used in study to collect and analyze data through close ended questionnaire from students at institute of English Language and Literature, University of Sindh Pakistan. Results show that most frequently used strategies are “Memory Strategies “and “Cognitive Strategies” which students of IELL university of Sindh used mostly from other strategies, and we also came to know that students use vocabulary learning strategies to enhance their word knowledge in learning a language.

 In these strategies students remember the new words, repeatedly practice new words, enhance vocabulary by listening words from movies and songs and news. The least strategy used were social strategies.