Gabriela Nedelkoska

AUE – FON University, Republic of North Macedonia;


Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal.  Volume 2021-1(5).  COVID-19 – A Source of Threats or Opportunities for Linguistic Education, pp. 32-33



The following report depicts the challenges I have faced in the process of collecting the necessary data for my PhD thesis titled Vocabulary learning strategies (VLSs) used by university students in an ESP context due to Covid-19 pandemics and switching to online teaching. In order to test the functionality of the VLSs qualitatively, and indicate which of them is responsible for acquisition of larger vocabulary quantities, my mentor (prof. Svetlana Dimitrova – Gyuzeleva) and I have designed an experiment which was originally intended to be fully implemented during the second semester of 2019/2020 (February to June). This experiment would provide a more detailed outline on the efficiency of different strategies use at the same time tackling maybe even a more important issue – raising learners’ awareness about their importance for individual language development. The respondents were students of Law and Finance. …

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