The Mapping of the Primary School English Vocabulary Learning Strategies: VOLSQUES Questionnaire

Ima Widyastuti(1*), Adhi Kusuma(2)
(1) Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
(2) Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
(*) Corresponding Author


Based on the Ministry of National Education policy, English is not a compulsory subject in primary school level due to the Bahasa learning priority. For supporting this policy, Bahasa is taught longer in the classroom. Though there is limited support from the government, many primary schools are still involving English in their school curriculum as a local content subject or as an extracurricular. Bogem 2 Primary School in Yogyakarta is one of those which set English as a local content subject. In this school, English was taught between 2015 and 2017. Unfortunately, English is omitted now as there is no more English teacher in this school. However, Grade 5 students who experienced learning English on their grade 1-3 are still learning English from foreign tourists who are frequently visit their classroom. This unique situation becomes the main reason of conducting the present research which focuses on the vocabulary learning strategy mapping used by the Grade 5 students of Bogem 2 Primary School. The researcher applied a descriptive quantitative research method with VOLSQUES questionnaire using 3 scales. The results show that even though the respondents got frequent contacts with the English native speakers, they mostly gained their vocabulary inventory from cartoon movies on televisions.



English vocabulary learning strategy, primary school students


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