TITLE

Extensive Reading for University EFL Learners: Its Effects and Both Teachers' and Learners' Views

AUTHOR(S)
Chaochang Wang; Chu-Tai Ho
PUB. DATE
July 2019
SOURCE
Journal of Language Teaching & Research;Jul2019, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p692
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The effect of reading on general communicative competence remains a focus of second language acquisition research. Extensive reading, in particular, provides rich input and helps learners acquire languages. Research has provided findings that support the value of extensive reading (ER); however, there is scant evidence to date showing the relationship of extensive reading to overall competence and, particularly, writing competence. The present study investigated the relationship of ER to overall English language competence as well as teachers' and students' views about its implementation. The participants were 190 Taiwanese university freshmen and their three English instructors. The data includes scores on pre- and post-tests measuring students' listening, reading, and writing as well as questionnaire responses and interview accounts. The findings of the study indicate that the effectiveness of ER for the student participants is partially supported and, hence, have implications for English teaching and learning in EFL contexts.
ACCESSION #
137137739

 

Related Articles

  • Critical Reflection as Motivational Strategy of Learning Critical Reading. Alem, Yeshambel Tadele // Journal of Language Teaching & Research;Jul2019, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p683 

    The study investigated the effect critical reflection exerted on students' motivation of learning EFL critical reading. In this respect, the present study conducted quasi-experimental research design. 32 participants were involved in the control group while 31 were in the experimental one....

  • ESTRATEGIAS DIDÁCTICAS PARA FAVORECER EL INTERÉS DE LOS ALUMNOS DE GRADO DE LICENCIATURA DE DERECHO HACIA EL APRENDIZAJE DEL IDIOMA INGLÉS. López Ayala, Mario Guadalupe; Osuna Flores, Israel // Revista Daena (International Journal of Good Conscience);nov2019, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p400 

    In this work a review and analysis of the didactic strategies is made to favor the interest of the students of degree in right towards the learning of the English language, works of different authors related to the subject of resources and activities in the teaching of a foreign language,...

  • Proficiency in Reading and Writing through ESP for General English Students. S., Vinothini // Language in India;Jun2019, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p435 

    Language plays an important role in the scholarly development of a person. This is, because language learning is a skill and while learning it, the intellect of a person really needs to work seriously. Sincethemid-1940stheworldhasexperienced an incredible growth in technological fields and...

  • English for Everyone. Adams, Jonathan; Hirsch, Max; Hayes, Nick // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);8/20/2007 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 8/9, p68 

    The article discusses an effort in South Korea and China to put an emphasis on students' learning the English language. The number of students learning English in the formal education system is increasing. Many foreigners are also studying Mandarin Chinese as it becomes more useful in the Asian...

  • An Effectual Oral English Course Formula for Chinese University and College Oral English Classes That Foreign Experts Can Use on a Regular Basis. Lasater, Clair // Humanising Language Teaching;Jun2019, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p2 

    No abstract available.

  • Interculturality in English Language Teaching. Leão, Ana // Via Panorâmica;2018, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p36 

    UNESCO and the Council of Europe have been working on approaches in education to develop tolerance, respect for cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue. Portugal, like many other countries, has established the intercultural domain as a goal in the foreign language curricula. Nonetheless,...

  • Corpus-based approach efficiency in teaching English as a foreign language. Nitenko, Olha; Lysenko, Svitlana; Lavrynenko, Nina; Dereko, Vladyslav; Smirnov, Volodymyr; Zastelo, Olha; Bobyr, Yuliia; Lahodynskyi, Oleksandr; Osyodlo, Vasyl; Skyba, Kateryna; Bloshchynskyi, Ihor; Yahupov, Vasyl // Dilemas Contemporáneos: Educación, Política y Valores;Jan2020, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1 

    The article describes the corpus-based approach efficiency in teaching English as a foreign language. The authors concentrate on the notion of “text corpus” and defines it as unified, structured and part-of-speech-tagged data in electronic form that is used for certain philological...

  • A Step Towards Engaging Students. Hamburger, Desiree // International Journal of Learning;2007, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p115 

    Many teachers neglect to explore one of the first steps towards engaging and motivating students: being in tune with students' emotions. By developing observational skills that theatre artists utilize on a regular basis, teachers can notice how students are feeling by the way they express...

  • Integrating reciprocal teaching in an online environment with an annotation feature to enhance low-achieving students’ English reading comprehension. Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Yeh, Hui-Chin // Interactive Learning Environments;Sep2018, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p789 

    Reciprocal teaching (RT) has been used to improve English as Foreign Language (EFL) students’ reading comprehension in face-to-face instruction. However, little was known about how they use the RT to comprehend English texts in an online environment. This study explored how the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics