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ERIC Number: ED539774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1989-0796
Student Choice and Reading in the EFL Classroom
Arguelles Alvarez, Irina
Online Submission, Encuentro n21 p104-114 2012
This paper deals with the role of both the teacher and the student when choosing materials for the course, more specifically, with the selection of books for extensive reading. Although carried out in a first year tertiary education level, the results of this small scale study could be a good starting point for reflection in previous secondary and pre-university educational levels. It will be attempted here to make explicit the reasons that lead teachers to make their reading choices within the scope of a traditional syllabus type and the actual reasons that students have to make their own choice within a more negotiated syllabus design. The conclusion of this study points to the fact that genre and topic preferences guide the choice when selecting a book to read in the classroom. On the other hand, if students have the option to select their own readings this can have a direct effect in their implication in the learning process, eventually leading to greater motivation and thus, to better learning. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain