The Use of Lexical Approach in Enhancing Vocabulary Skills among Upper Primary Learners


  • Thurga AB Krishenan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Rohayah Kahar Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia



Lexical approach, vocabulary skills, upper primary, learners, ESL


This study explored the impact of a lexical approach on enhancing the vocabulary skills of upper primary pupils in an ESL classroom in Malaysia. The research involved 30 elementary school pupils in Johor and used a mixed-method research design. Data collection methods included pre and post-tests, an observational checklist, and a focus group interview. The results indicated a significant improvement in the students' vocabulary skills after implementing the lexical approach. Additionally, this approach positively affected students' motivation and changed their negative perceptions about vocabulary. The paper concludes with recommendations and implications for educators and researchers, considering its limitations.


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How to Cite

Krishenan, T. A., & Kahar, R. (2023). The Use of Lexical Approach in Enhancing Vocabulary Skills among Upper Primary Learners. LSP International Journal, 10(2), 99–107.