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ERIC Number: EJ1075219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Chinese College Students' English Reading Comprehension in Silent and Loud Reading-Mode
Jiang, Yan
English Language Teaching, v8 n4 p24-30 2015
In language teaching, emphasis is usually placed on students' reading comprehension, because reading comprehension remains one of the main important factors for their English language learning. Research shows, however, that reading comprehension is a sophisticated process and many students have met difficulties in constructing meaning from writing context. This current study, by comparing silent reading mode and loud reading mode, attempts to find out their respective effects on Chinese college students' reading comprehension. There was a 16-week experiment on 29 sophomores, who were divided into experimental and control groups. Data were elicited through conventional process of language experiment. Besides these quantitative data, an interview was designed to collect students' attitudes and opinions as qualitative data. All the results indicate that silent reading-mode significantly improves participants' reading comprehension while aloud reading-mode does not reveal the same findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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