Exploring Vocabulary Learning Strategies among Afghan Undergraduate EFL Learners

Published: 16 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/753hff7sfx.1
Abdullah Noori


The English language is immensely rich in terms of vocabulary. When learning vocabulary, successful students employ specific strategies. Several studies have been conducted to explore the vocabulary learning strategies (VLS) English language learners employ. However, there is a lack of empirical research on the topic in Afghanistan. Therefore, the aims of this study were to 1) explore the VLS undergraduate English learners employ; 2) examine the correlation between VLS and gender; 3) examine the correlation between VLS and students’ year of studies; and 4) examine the correlation between VLS and students’ English proficiency level. The study used a descriptive-quantitative research design. The study discovered that metacognitive and memory strategies were the most frequently used, while social strategies were the least frequently used. Moreover, the correlation results revealed that metacognitive strategies were more prevalent among males, while memory strategies were more popular among females. Keywords: Vocabulary learning; strategies; English language; EFL; Kabul University



Kabul University


Learning, Strategy, English as a Foreign Language, Vocabulary, English Language Learning