Recognition vocabulary knowledge as a predictor of academic performance in an English as a foreign language setting

Roche, Thomas and Harrington, Michael (2013) Recognition vocabulary knowledge as a predictor of academic performance in an English as a foreign language setting. Language Testing in Asia, 3 12: 1-13. doi:10.1186/2229-0443-3-12

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Author Roche, Thomas
Harrington, Michael
Title Recognition vocabulary knowledge as a predictor of academic performance in an English as a foreign language setting
Journal name Language Testing in Asia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2229-0443
Publication date 2013-04-30
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/2229-0443-3-12
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Issue 12
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Place of publication Samkhok, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Publisher Shinawatra University
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents findings of a study of recognition vocabulary knowledge as a predictor of written Academic English Proficiency (AEP) and overall Academic Achievement in an English medium higher education program in an English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) context. Vocabulary knowledge was measured using a Timed YES/NO (TYN) test. AEP was assessed using an academic writing test based on IELTS. Performance on these measures was correlated with Grade Point Average (GPA) as a measure of academic achievement for Arabic L1 users (N=70) at an English-medium College of Applied Sciences in the Sultanate of Oman. Vocabulary size and speed correlated with both academic writing and GPA measures. The combined vocabulary and writing measures were also examined as predictors of academic achievement. The TYN test is discussed as reliable, cost and time effective general measure of AEP and for showing if students have the necessary vocabulary knowledge to undertake study in a tertiary level English medium program.
Keyword Placement test
Language proficiency
Academic achievement
Recognition vocabulary
English medium education
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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