The Attitudes of Students of English Education Program of Jambi University in Using English Dictionary

Wahyuni, Ana (2013) The Attitudes of Students of English Education Program of Jambi University in Using English Dictionary. Research Design. Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches..

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to investigate students’ attitude in using English dictionary by English students of Jambi University. It was designed as descriptive quantitative research. Data of this research was collected by using questionnaires. Data analysis was done by using SPSS. The results indicate that the majority of the students preferred bilingual dictionary to other types of dictionaries that is monolingual dictionary. The students claimed that they were not taught about how to use dictionary properly. Moreover, the students reported that they use online dictionaries and lexical meaning was reported to be the most frequently sought information than others information. The study also revealed that meaning was reported to be the most lexical information sought by the subjects of the current study. Furthermore, the findings showed that the majority of the students refer to their dictionaries for word meaning and spelling but pay little attention to other aspects such as pronunciation, illustrated examples, and parts of speech of the word. The findings revealed that the activity that involves the most frequent use of dictionary is when students work on translation activities. The results of the study suggest that the EFL teachers should incorporate the training of using dictionary effectively to the students in their classes and make the students aware of potentially extensive use of dictionaries for English learning. Key words: Students’ Attitude, Dictionary

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: ANA WAHYUNI
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 02:44
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 02:44
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/3762

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