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ERIC Number: ED578312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ESL Learners' Online Research and Comprehension Strategies
Sain, Noridah; Bown, Andy; Fluck, Andrew; Kebble, Paul, Paper presented at the EUROCALL 2017 Conference (Southampton, United Kingdom, Aug 23-26, 2017)
In order to enhance second language (L2) acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) students are encouraged to exploit the abundant information and opportunities for authentic language use afforded by the Internet. This study investigated the online research and comprehension strategies employed by ESL learners in a public university in Malaysia. The study was descriptive and the data was collected via the Qualtrics survey system. Data analysis demonstrated the most and least frequently used online research and comprehension strategies of 74 ESL undergraduates and uncovered an overview of the ESL undergraduates' existing online research and comprehension strategies. The findings suggest that explicit training in the area of online research and comprehension processes is worth pursuing in the development of online study skills. This study also presents validation of a survey instrument used within the study to assess ESL learners' online research and comprehension strategies. [For the complete volume, see ED578177.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia