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ERIC Number: EJ1072628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7941
Investigating the Reading Practices of EFL Yemeni Students Using the Learning by Design Framework
Bhooth, Abdullah Mohammad; Azman, Hazita; Ismail, Kemboja
TESOL Journal, v6 n3 p418-446 Sep 2015
This article investigates the reading practices of 45 EFL Yemeni students using the "learning by design" framework. The framework organizes the teaching and learning of literacy into four processes: experiencing, conceptualising, analysing, and applying. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect data on a sample of students studying English as a foreign language at a university in Yemen. The researchers collected quantitative data through a questionnaire and gathered qualitative data using semistructured interviews guided by the research objectives. The findings reveal that the use of reading practices by this group of students was underdeveloped in all four processes. Findings also reveal that vocabulary difficulties, complex sentence structures, and inability to use reading strategies are some of the serious challenges faced by Yemeni students when reading in English. These findings suggest that the reading practices and reading abilities of Yemeni students are still limited, even at the tertiary level, in terms of meeting the multiliterate requirements for reading effectively in a multimodal world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Yemen
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A