Investigating Students’ Use of Vocabulary Learning Strategies in the Department of English at Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi- Ouzou: The Case of First-Year Students

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Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou


This present study aims to investigate Vocabulary Learning Strategies used by first year students in the department of English at Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou in order to learn English vocabulary. To achieve this objective, Schmitt’s (1997) taxonomy of Vocabulary Learning Strategies is used. To investigate, a mixed methods approach that combines both qualitative and quantitative data has been followed. Thus, a questionnaire has been distributed to sixty (60) LMD students. In order to analyze the data, the SPSS (statistical package for social sciences) is used for statistical data analysis while qualitative content analysis helped to interpret the qualitative data. On the basis of the results of the study, it is concluded that first year students use both discovery and consolidation strategies in order to enrich their English vocabulary.




Vocabulary learning strategies,English vocabulary,discovery strategies,consolidation strategies


Linguistique appliquée et Sémiotique Sociale