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ERIC Number: EJ1075940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
L2 Reading in Thailand: Vocational College Students' Application of Reading Strategies to Their Reading of English Texts
Kasemsap, Bharani; Lee, Hugo Yu-Hsiu
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n2 p101-117 Sep 2015
This study aims to explore the application of reading strategies to the reading of English texts by Thai vocational college students. Data were collected via questionnaire surveys, think-aloud experiments and semi-structured interviews. The research results reveal different typologies of reading strategies adopted by lower and higher level English proficient students, illuminating how they utilized these strategies differently. Typologies of reading strategies utilized between students of higher and lower English proficiency levels were similar. There was no significant difference in the overall use of reading strategies between the higher and lower level English proficient students, excluding retrieval strategies that were employed more frequently by higher level students than those students with lower English proficiency. The higher level students utilized almost all subscales of strategies (excluding memory strategies) more frequently than their lower level counterparts.
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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: Thailand
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