The Comparison of Vocabulary Learning Strategies among High School Students in Three Southern Border Provinces of Thailand and Malaysia
Objective: The purposes of this paper are to 1) To compare the vocabulary learning strategy in English reading of upper - secondary students who have the different reading ability in three southern border provinces of Thailand and Malaysia. 2) To know the vocabulary learning strategy in English reading of upper - secondary students who have the different reading ability in three southern border provinces of Thailand and Malaysia.
Methodology: To analyze the data of the research, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and the Scheffe method was used to compare the pair of difference of the vocabulary strategy questionnaire which was administered to 197 high school students.
Results: The findings reveal that there were relations between the level of reading ability and the country toward the usage of the vocabulary learning strategy. And both students from three southern border provinces of Thailand and Malaysia who were different in reading ability possessed the different vocabulary learning strategy.
Implication: This research encourages English learners in three southernmost areas of Thailand to realize the importance English usages, especially in understanding of the vocabulary learning strategies to comprehend the various English texts. The efficient key to be successful in reading skill is teaching them to know more vocabulary because knowing the limited vocabulary gives the direct effects to the English efficiency. This study can be considered as the key of Thai students in the areas are able to learn the vocabulary learning strategies to enhance themselves for being the qualified member of ASEAN.
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