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ERIC Number: EJ905813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1949-3533
Simultaneous Listening and Reading in ESL: Helping Second Language Learners Read (and Enjoy Reading) More Efficiently
Woodall, Billy
TESOL Journal, v1 n2 p186-205 Jun 2010
This study investigated the effects of simultaneously reading and listening to the same text on comprehension and fluency gains for basic-level English language learners at a university in Puerto Rico. The quiz scores and fluency rates of two English lab groups (n = 69) who read and listened to E. B. White's novel "Charlotte's Web" were compared to the scores and rates of two other English lab groups (n = 68) who silently read the same novel. The listening-while-reading group outscored the reading-only group on all eight weekly comprehension quizzes; for four of those quizzes, the difference was statistically significant (p = less than 0.05). Data on fluency gains failed to show any trends. (Contains 2 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico