Article published in:Approaches to learning, testing, and researching L2 vocabulary
Edited by Stuart Webb
[ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 169:1] 2018
► pp. 212–231
Vocabulary knowledge and listening comprehension at an intermediate level in English and French as foreign languages
An approximate replication study of Stæhr (2009)
The present study aims to replicate Stæhr’s (2009) study on the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and listening comprehension. To explore the generalizability of Stæhr’s findings, two experiments were conducted. However, the study changed the population (Flemish learners) and proficiency level of the materials in the first experiment (intermediate) and also the language in the second experiment (French). Our results generally confirm Stæhr’s findings. We also found a positive correlation between vocabulary knowledge and listening comprehension. Although our findings reveal that learners probably need fewer words for adequate listening comprehension at an intermediate proficiency level, our study also showed that learners who knew more words had higher listening comprehension scores. Finally, our study seems to suggest that learners might need less lexical coverage for intermediate listening.
Keywords: vocabulary knowledge, listening comprehension, intermediate level, English as a foreign language, French as a foreign language
Published online: 16 April 2018
Adolphs, S., & Schmitt, N.
n.d.) Compleat lexical tutor. Retrieved from https://www.lextutor.ca/vp/
Council of Europe
Dang, T. N. Y., & Webb, S.
(2008) Corpus of Contemporary American English. Retrieved from http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/
Laufer, B., & Levitzky-Aviad, T.
Laufer, B., & McLean, S.
Londsdale, D., & Le Bras, Y.
Nation, I. S. P.
Peters, E., Velghe, T., & Van Rompaey, T.
(2015, May) A post-entry English and French vocabulary size for Flemish learners. Paper presented at EALTA. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Plonsky, L., & Derrick, D. J.
Read, J.[ p. 231 ]
Schmitt, N., Cobb, R., Horst, M. & Schmitt, D.
Schmitt, N., Schmitt, D. & Clapham, C.
Cited by 13 other publications
Durbahn, Marion, Michael Rodgers & Elke Peters
Laufer, Batia, Stuart Webb, Su Kyung Kim & Beverley Yohanan
Noreillie, Ann-Sophie, Piet Desmet & Elke Peters
Peters, Elke, Ann‐Sophie Noreillie, Kris Heylen, Bram Bulté & Piet Desmet
Peters, Elke, Tom Velghe & Tinne Van Rompaey
Peters, Elke & Stuart Webb
Pujadas, Geòrgia & Carmen Muñoz
Suárez, Maria del Mar & Ferran Gesa
Uchihara, Takumi & Jon Clenton
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 03 february 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.