Predictability of Vocabulary Size on Learners’ EFL Proficiency: Taking VST, CET4 and CET6 as Instruments

Ling GUI

Abstract


Vocabulary plays a crucial role in L2 acquisition. This research examined whether Vocabulary Size Test designed by Nation & Beglar (2007) ccould predict learners’ EFL proficiency. 96 Chinese sophomores of non-English majors participated in three tests which included College English Test Band-4 (CET4), College English Test Band-6 (CET6) and Vocabulary Size Test (VST). Result indicated that participants’ vocabulary size was significantly correlated to their scores for CET4, but not to those for CET6. Five explanations were proposed for the results and implications for EFL teaching were also discussed.


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