The Analysis of Digital English Dictionary Used by Non-English Major Undergraduate Students

  • Laila Desnaranti Universitas Indraprasta PGRI
  • Febby Pratama Putra
  • Wahyu Utama
Keywords: digital dictionary, English, Translating, Undergraduate students

Abstract

Dictionary has an important role in the language learning process where the dictionary is used as a learning tool. As a learning tool, dictionary can be used independently because there a lot of features in it such as meaning, pronunciation, types of words, word order and structure. At present, dictionaries available in two versions, they are printed and digital versions which can be in the form of websites or applications. The aim of this research is to find out the use of English digital dictionaries by undergraduate students, especially majoring in non-English language program. Based on the results of interviews with informants and a questionnaire administered to 67 students, this study used a qualitative descriptive method with data analysis. The results of the study found that digital dictionaries are used for language learning, translation and to improve English knowledge. It is strongly suggested to government to give access to the internet since those dictionaries sometimes use network. The developer of the application is also encouraged to make it accessible offline. The research team also suggest for future researcher to find out about the effect of using a digital dictionary on English learning.

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Published
2022-01-31
How to Cite
Desnaranti, L., Putra, F., & Utama, W. (2022, January 31). The Analysis of Digital English Dictionary Used by Non-English Major Undergraduate Students. Acitya: Journal of Teaching and Education, 4(1), 215-228. DOI: https://doi.org/10.30650/ajte.v4i1.3217
Section
Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, ICT and Learning Media