Do Good EFL and CSL Learners Learn Words in Different Ways?
Chin Min Lin

Foreign language teachers might be interested in the effectiveness of vocabulary learning strategies among different foreign language learners. Furthermore, they might want to know whether different second language learners adopt different language learning strategies. English and Chinese are truly distinct in their basic linguistic characters. There are many major differences between English and Chinese. These make foreign language learners face a serious challenge. Chinese does not have an alphabet and that is why CSL learners have huge difficulty in learning Chinese logographic system. On the contrary, Chinese learners may have a hard time reading English and spelling words correctly (Swan, 1997). Research has shown English as a foreign language (EFL) learners and Chinese as a second language (CSL) learners used different language learning strategies when learning vocabulary (Lin, Wu, & Chen, 2014). The current study aims to discover the effectiveness of language learning strategies used by EFL and CSL learners.

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