The IUP Journal of English Studies
Using Prezi in Learning English Vocabulary: A Study of Chinese Secondary School Students' Acceptance and Achievement

Article Details
Pub. Date : March, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of English Studies
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJES010322
Author Name : Rachel Maryanne and Siti Hajar Halili
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 20



This paper investigates the Chinese secondary school students' learning achievement and acceptance towards using Prezi in learning English vocabulary. The UTAUT theory was used in determining the students' acceptance in learning English vocabulary. Using the purposive sampling method, 60 respondents were selected from a Chinese secondary high school in Kluang, Johor. This quasiexperimental research uses non-equivalent groups and pre- and posttests design to assess the students' achievement. A total of 30 students participated in the survey for the experimental group, employing a 15-item questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS software with descriptive analysis and paired t-test. The results of this study demonstrated that students showed better score achievement and had positive acceptance towards using Prezi in learning vocabulary.


Vocabulary learning is one of the essential components of English language teaching because without sufficient vocabulary students cannot understand others or express their ideas. Vocabulary knowledge is considered essential for successful communication. Wilkins (1972) wrote that "while without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed." This completely sums up the important role of vocabulary in a language. When students have a sufficient number of words, they can comprehend and practice all English language skills such as reading, writing and speaking, communicate effectively and express themselves better (Alqahtani 2015). Folse (2004) have pointed out the importance of vocabulary learning in a language. Syarifudin (2019) and Min (2013)