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ERIC Number: EJ1066237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Extensive Reading in the EFL Classroom: Benefits of a Face-to-Face Collaboration Activity
Kirchhoff, Cheryl
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n1 p54-65 Apr 2015
Extensive reading is an approach to language education that has shown great promise for foreign language learners to acquire language; however, implementation reveals difficulty in maintaining student motivation to read over long periods of time. This study investigates students' experience of face-to-face talk about books in an extensive reading class. Qualitative analysis of survey results suggests that collaboration assists and stimulates extensive reading for Japanese university students. Talking about the books can change extensive reading from being a solitary act into one that meets students' academic and social needs and may be the emergence of intrinsic motivation to read. These findings suggest that collaboration tasks may be a motivational strategy for extensive reading instructors and it also lends support to socio-dynamic views of motivation (Dörnyei & Ushioda, 2011).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan