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Yang, Ya-Han; Chu, Hsi-Chin; Tseng, Wen-Ta – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2021
This study investigates the effects of the text difficulty of extensive reading materials on the reading comprehension and reading motivation of English as a foreign language (EFL) vocational high school students in Taiwan. Two experimental groups were assigned, on an individual basis, to read graded readers at either one level below ('i-1') or…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation
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Liao, Fei-Hsuan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
The issue of phrasal verb learning has caused much discussion and attracted vigorous investigation. Inspired by the theory of conceptual metaphor, a pedagogical experiment was conducted to investigate whether an approach focussing on sense extension of particle "out" in terms of conceptual metaphors can enhance the learning of phrasal…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Native Language, Phrase Structure, Verbs
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Chang, You-Hsuan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
In foreign language learning, computer-mediated dictionaries are among the most popular tools, and ambiguity tolerance (AT) is a key impact factor. However, few studies have focused on the effects of AT on computer-mediated dictionary-assisted English learning. To fill this gap, the current study explored the differences between two groups (a high…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Dictionaries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Redmer, Guy – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Most teachers who use textbooks know that they are restrictive by nature. Units jump from topic to topic without recycling much vocabulary. One effective solution to truly developing reading fluency in terms of word recognition may be Narrow Reading (NR)-- that is reading several texts about a single narrow topic. NR may involve reading five short…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Chang, C.-S.; Millett, Sonia – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
This study compared the reading speed, comprehension and perceptions of two groups of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Each group addressed one of two types of narrow reading: same genre and same title. The same genre texts were three graded readers in the "Sherlock Holmes" series, and the same title texts were "The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes
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Chen, I-Jung – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study compared how three different gloss modes affected college students' L2 reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. The study also compared how results on comprehension and vocabulary acquisition may differ depending on the four assessment methods used. A between-subjects design was employed with three groups of Mandarin-speaking…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Multivariate Analysis, Scores, Multiple Choice Tests
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Chiang, Min-Hsun – Journal of Research in Reading, 2016
This study investigated the effects of varying text difficulty on L2 reading attitudes and reading comprehension. To provide the optimal challenge for L2 reading, comprehensible input hypothesis postulates that choosing text slightly harder than the learner's current level will enhance reading comprehension. Fifty-four freshmen from one university…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Reading Attitudes
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Chou, I-Chia – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
E-book reading is generally considered suboptimal because people engaging in e-book reading tend to browse through digital texts. As a result, studies concerning students' e-book preference in academic contexts have shown that students less prefer using e-books than hardcopy books when engaging in academic reading which is considered intensive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reader Response, Electronic Publishing
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Chien, Tzu-Chao; Chen, Zhi-Hong; Ko, Hwa-Wei; Ku, Yu-Min; Chan, Tak-Wai – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2015
This paper describes a learning system, named My-Bookstore, where students buy (make records of) books (paper books) which they have read, and then sell (recommend) the books they like to others. This system is designed to encourage elementary students' classroom reading and book recommendation. The long-term influence of the My-Bookstore system…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Hung, Yueh-Nu – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to understand Taiwanese grade-five students' reading of a science text with mixed sub-genres based on their oral reading miscues. Twenty students participated in the study. Each of the one-on-one interviews started with a reader profile interview followed by oral reading of a Chinese science text and retelling. Miscue data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Science Education, Literary Genres
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Chi, Feng-ming – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
Although students equipped with the concept of gender equity may be better prepared to participate in a democratic society, gender is not a given but a construct, formalising a discourse in a non-arbitrary way through a matrix of practices. The study reports how two male Taiwanese university students, Jay and Dick, responded to female-centred…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Sex Fairness
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Huang, SuHua – Reading Psychology, 2013
This study employed a triangulated mixed method to investigate reading motivation of Chinese middle school students in Taiwan. A total of 247 seventh grade students (122 boys and 125 girls) participated voluntarily by completing the Chinese Motivation for Research Questionnaire (CMRQ). Sixteen of the 247 students were purposely selected to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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