A Final Project Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the degree of Bachelor in English Language with a focus on Translation studies
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Abstract By Asal, Rahma Seada. Sebha University March 2018 The dictionary has traditionally been a widely used tool by Foreign Language students, both in their self-process of vocabulary acquisition and trying to understand a text. Bilingual electronic dictionary is one type of dictionaries that can not only be helpful for translation but also can be a tremendous tool to link a meaning to a form. This research aims to show how the use of bilingual ED can be effective and beneficial in developing vocabulary of secondary school students. To achieve the aim of this study, a questionnaire was given to 50 EFL secondary school students from 1st, 2nd and 3th years in some Sebha schools. The results of the study show that the use of bilingual ED is one of the good strategies that learners can use to able to disambiguate more words and recognizing (synonyms, antonyms, meaning of words, pronouncing words, spelling, etc.). This study will be concluded by offering suggestions about the use of such dictionaries to improve vocabulary for EFL secondary school students.