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ERIC Number: EJ1082767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Extensive Reading Coursebooks in China
Renandya, Willy A.; Hu, Guangwei; Xiang, Yu
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v46 n3 p255-273 Dec 2015
This article reports on a principle-based evaluation of eight dedicated extensive reading coursebooks published in mainland China and used in many universities across the country. The aim is to determine the extent to which these coursebooks reflect a core set of nine second language acquisition and extensive reading principles. Our analysis shows that while some of the coursebooks contain features that comply with these principles to an extent, the rest exhibit features of traditional intensive reading coursebooks. Most of these coursebooks contain reading materials that are linguistically too demanding and tasks that are cognitively and affectively unappealing. As a result, they are unlikely to achieve their designated purposes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China