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Cahyaningati, Desi Tri; Lestari, Lies Amin – International Journal of Language Education, 2018
It is believed that the students' low reading proficiency, as shown in their TOEIC scores, is due to their poor reading habit. One of the ways to overcome such a problem is by facilitating them with a lot of reading practices in an extensive reading program. Since today non-printed multimodal texts (NPMT) and Linear texts (LT) are available in the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Reading Habits
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Milliner, Brett – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
Many research studies into Extensive reading (ER) have recognized its potential for improving language learners' reading proficiency and other language skills. However, some recent reviews of ER research (e.g., Waring & McLean 2015; Nakanishi, 2015; Mori, 2015) have argued for more refinement in research design so that ER research can be more…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kida, Shusaku – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
The present study investigated second language (L2) learners' acquisition of automatic word recognition and the development of L2 orthographic representation in the mental lexicon. Participants in the study were Japanese university students enrolled in a compulsory course involving a weekly 30-minute sustained silent reading (SSR) activity with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Lisa Wen Chun – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2015
Reading strategies are beneficial to learners' reading comprehension. The strategies can be divided into different categories, such as global reading strategies, problem solving strategies and support strategies. Most previous studies investigated the importance of reading strategies in the paper-based reading. However, relatively few studies…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies
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Ishikawa, Yasushige; Smith, Craig; Kondo, Mutsumi; Akano, Ichiro; Maher, Kate; Wada, Norihisa – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2014
This paper reports on the use of an English-language reading practice application for an Android tablet computer with students who are not native speakers of English. The application materials for vocabulary learning in reading-passage contexts were created to include words from a database of low-frequency and technical noun-verb collocations…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices
Takeuchi, Osamu; Ikeda, Maiko; Mizumoto, Atsushi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This article explores the cerebral mechanism of reading aloud activities in L2 learners. These activities have been widely used in L2 learning and teaching, and its effect has been reported in various Asian L2 learning contexts. However, the reasons for its effectiveness have not been examined. In order to fill in this gap, two studies using a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Teaching Methods
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Guo, Siao-cing – English Language Teaching, 2012
Current literature points to the importance and benefits of extensive reading. Extensive reading provides contextualized clues for better reading comprehension (Krashen, 1982), and substantial linguistic input (Bell, 1998) needed for language development. Several studies have found a correlation between extensive reading and specific linguistic…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Kotani, Katsunori; Yoshimi, Takehiko; Isahara, Hitoshi – Online Submission, 2010
In textbooks, foreign (second) language reading proficiency is often evaluated through comprehension questions. In case, authentic texts are used as reading material, such questions should be prepared by teachers. However, preparing appropriate questions may be a very demanding task for teachers. This paper introduces a method for automatically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Predictive Measurement