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Lin, Debbita Tan Ai; Pandian, Ambigapathy; Jaganathan, Paramaswari – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Effective dictionary use facilitates reading and subsequently, vocabulary knowledge development. Reading, especially extensive reading, has time and again been proven to be highly effective for both receptive and productive lexical development. Possessing control over a large vocabulary is essential for language competence--be it L1, L2, or L3.…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Vocabulary Development, Reading Processes, Language Proficiency
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Tan Ai Lin, Debbita; Pandian, Ambigapathy; Jaganathan, Paramaswari – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Malaysian tertiary students are reluctant readers of English texts, a condition which can impede the development of their English proficiency. In any ESL/EFL reading programme, particularly programmes for lower proficiency students, it is essential to provide materials that students can comprehend without difficulty. This paper discusses the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Positive Attitudes