• Ruoyun Wang Rangsit University
  • Nipaporn Chalermnirundorn


Metaphorical Approach, Chinese Vocabulary Learning, Grade 11


The objectives of this study were to compare grade 11 Thai studentsachievement in learning Chinese vocabulary before and after using Metaphorical Approach and to investigate grade 11 Thai studentsattitude towards using Metaphorical Approach in learning Chinese vocabulary. A group of 20 Thai students was chosen by applying simple random method. The study adopted Mixed methods. Four lesson plans which lasted 100 minutes were developed and taught for 8 sessions within the time period of two months. The quantitative data was collected through achievement tests (Pre-test and Post-test) and questionnaire. The qualitative data was collected through semi-structured interview. The findings revealed that Metaphorical Approach was an effective method to enhance grade 11 Thai studentslearning achievement in learning Chinese vocabulary with the Post-test mean score of 22.05 which was 11.95 higher than the mean score of the Pre-test of 10.10. The data gathered from the questionnaires showed that all items were ranked at the high level. It evidently proved that the students generally held positive attitude towards Metaphorical Approach. The semi-structured interview results indicated that students enjoyed the given lessons, and were satisfied with the class activities.


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How to Cite

Wang, R., & Chalermnirundorn, N. (2021). THE USE OF METAPHORICAL APPROACH IN LEARNING CHINESE VOCABULARY OF GRADE 11 THAI STUDENTS. Academic Journal Phranakhon Rajabhat University, 12(2), 192–208. Retrieved from



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