ERIC Number: ED411696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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Effects of Three Questioning Strategies on EFL Reading Comprehension.
El-Koumy, Abdel Salam A.
This study investigated the effects of three classroom questioning strategies on the reading comprehension of learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Subjects were 86 first-year EFL students in the school of education of Suez Canal University (Egypt), randomly assigned to three treatment groups. The same instructor taught the three groups using the same 20 reading passages, but used three different questioning strategies: student-generated questions; teacher-provided questions; and questions formulated reciprocally by teacher and student. Analysis of pre- and posttest performance revealed significant differences among the treatment groups' mean scores. Students in the reciprocal questioning group scored significantly higher than the teacher-questioning group, which in turn scored significantly higher than the student-generated-question group. Implications and suggestions for instruction and for further research are outlined. Contains 47 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Questioning Techniques, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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