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ERIC Number: EJ1057922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: EISSN-1925-7147
Developing Reading and Writing Skills of Learners' from Arabic-Speaking Backgrounds
Fuqua, Jason
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v16 n1 p22-30 2015
The number of native Arabic-speaking students coming to America to study English in university programs has grown over the past few years, and continues to be substantial. It has also been noticed by the English Language Institute (ELI) at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) that these students often struggle more with reading activities in class, completing them slowly, and having difficulty understanding why their work is incorrect. In addition, it seems that this group fails reading and writing to a greater extent than listening and speaking, which suggests an imbalance in the students' language learning progress. The purpose of the study is to solve the problems associated with reading and writing in English that Arabic speaking students currently have using the "read and copy" strategy. After using the "read and copy" strategy for a three week period, participants felt confident that it improved reading, punctuation, and spelling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas