A survey of the resources senior secondary school teachers use in teaching vocabulary in Ibadan North, Nigeria

Muhydeen O Abiola

Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.


Blessing K Ajibade

Federal Road Safety Corps, Ekiti State Sector Command, Nigeria.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.20448/gjelt.v3i1.4435

Keywords: English language teachers, Language teaching, Resources, Vocabulary.


This study surveyed the resources senior secondary school English language teachers use in teaching vocabulary in Ibadan North. The descriptive research design of the survey type was employed in the study. Using the purposive sampling technique, all the two hundred and twenty-four (224) English and Literature-in-English teachers in the study area as at the time of this study constituted the sample based on the intervening variables of gender, qualification, school type and experience. Only one hundred and ninety-six (196) questionnaires were properly filled and returned. A reliability coefficient of r = 0.90 was obtained using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Statistics. This showed that the items were of high stake. Findings revealed that the teachers seemed to make more frequent use of non-human instructional resources for teaching vocabulary than the human instructional resources. Also, there were no significant differences on teachers’ qualification, school type and experience except for gender. It was concluded that, aside from teachers’ gender, no other variable had any influence on the resources used for the teaching of vocabulary in senior secondary schools in Ibadan North. It was thus recommended that teachers should employ both human and non-human teaching resources during the teaching and learning of vocabulary.