The use of semantic field approach to enhance English vocabulary development of Prathomsuksa 4 students at Betty Dumen Border Patrol Police School, Phayao Province, Thailand

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Phitsinee Sathientharadol


This research aimed to analyze numbers of English vocabulary proficiency in Prathomsuksa 4 students after using the semantic field instruction, to present semantic field teaching instruction contributing to the development of the students' English vocabulary retention proficiency, and to analyze the students' satisfaction towards the teaching instruction. The participants of the research were 12 Prathomsuksa 4 students, at Betty Dumen Border Patrol Police School. The instruments of this study included lesson plans using semantic fields to develop students' vocabulary proficiency, pre-test and post-test, and a questionnaire. The study found that the English vocabulary proficiency of the participants had a statistically significant increase (p = 0.01) after the use of the English vocabulary instruction process through the semantic field and the relations between words in the semantic field could contribute to the students' vocabulary retention with the statistical better performance in recalling the meaning of the vocabulary. Furthermore, the students' attitude towards learning and teaching English were labeled as ``Extremely Satisfied''.


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Sathientharadol, P. (2020). The use of semantic field approach to enhance English vocabulary development of Prathomsuksa 4 students at Betty Dumen Border Patrol Police School, Phayao Province, Thailand. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 15(6), 22 - 30. Retrieved from
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