The Relationship between Iranian EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Size and Their Writing Performance

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Tayebeye Zeini M.A and Esmaeil Jadidi, Ph.D.

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The main objective behind this study was to find out the relationship between vocabulary size and writing performance of Iranian EFL learners. The participants were 50 male and female EFL learners of English in language institutes in Shiraz, Iran who were selected conveniently. In so doing, a researcher made M-C vocabulary test and a Writing performance measure were administered to the learners to measure their size of vocabulary and their writing ability. The results showed that there is a Positive correlation between vocabulary size and writing performance of Iranian language learners. Regression analysis showed that vocabulary size moderately predicts the learners’ writing

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