Cadit Nissan Zilbiger

Research Student

Scientific Biography: My research focuses on EFL vocabulary acquisition in 9th grade in Israel. My dissertation looks into different factors in and our of class that affect students’ vocabulary size and their knowledge of the vocabulary targeted by the Ministry of Education. Factors in class include the textbook’s treatment of the targeted vocabulary and teachers’ vocabulary assessment habits. Factors out of class include students’ technology based extramural English habits, extracurricular English studies and motivation to learn English. Vocabulary size was assessed using the Vocabulary Levels Test (Webb, Sasao, & Ballance, 2017). Vocabulary knowledge of target vocabulary was assessed at two levels, recall and recognition using tests designed for this research. 

Fields of research and instruction (keywords): EFL vocabulary knowledge, EFL textbooks, Extramural English.