Friska Angelika Gela, Ramli Ramli, Jhoni Eppendi


The lexicon of a language is a crucial part of its linguistic structure. If students lack a thorough comprehension of vocabulary, their proficiency in English will be adversely affected. However, students should prioritise improving their ability to regulate and use words. This study aimed to determine if there is a distinction in vocabulary proficiency among seventh-grade students at SMP Negeri 7 Tarakan when taught using audio textbooks as a learning medium compared to traditional media. The research findings indicate that students who received instruction using audio textbooks had a significant disparity in their vocabulary proficiency compared to those taught using conventional textbooks. Consequently, listening to audiobooks might prove advantageous for students in enhancing their language proficiency. Teachers at SMP Negeri 7 Tarakan and other schools are contemplating using diverse technological media, such as audio textbooks, to aid pupils in acquiring language skills. This is being undertaken in an attempt to build innovative teaching approaches.


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BJELE is published twice a year, namely in June and December by English Education Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia. 

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