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Bunning, Lucy; Kostka, Ilka – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
This study examined undergraduate international students' communication-related experiences during service-learning, focusing specifically on their goals and strategies and the role of communication. Participants included 28 English as a Second Language (ESL) students in two sections of a service-learning course in a university pathways program in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Communication Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Students
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Course, Simla – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper reports the findings of an action research that was conducted over the course of two years. The research investigated the role of using reading diaries and strategy instruction with English Language Teaching trainees to foster greater learner autonomy and looked into the language learning strategies used by these students. The findings…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Diaries, Action Research, Learning Strategies
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Gilbert, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
While research has increasingly been focused on second language reading, it has primarily been centered on how the learner interacts and decodes printed text. However, there has been minimal research conducted on how the English language learner processes web text, navigates the Internet, or evaluates and comprehends what he/she is reading through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hassanpour, Masoumeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Nooghabi, Mehdi Jabbari; Shafiee, Mohammad Naser – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined the relationship between students' metacognitive awareness and willingness to read English medical texts. So, a model was proposed and tested using structural equation modeling (SEM) with R software. Participants included 98 medical students of two classes. One class was assigned as the control group and the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Medical Education, Intervention
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Ahmadian, Moussa; Pasand, Parastou Gholami – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study explores Iranian EFL learners' online reading metacognitive strategy use and its relation to their self-efficacy in reading comprehension. It further examines the effect of gender in this respect. To these ends, the Online Survey of Reading Strategies (OSORS) and reading selfefficacy questionnaire were adopted and administered to 63…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Taguchi, Etsuo; Melhem, Linley; Kawaguchi, Toshiko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Reading fluency is a critical component of reading proficiency in both the L1 and L2. It lays a foundation on which readers build their reading skills to become strategic and versatile in using a variety of cognitive and metacognitive strategies of reading. In this paper we propose Assisted Reading as a flexible method for developing reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction
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Pinninti, Lakshmana Rao – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Over the last four decades, there has been a substantial body of research on metacognitive awareness of reading strategies. However, very few studies have focused on stage-wise frequency (pre-, while- and post-reading) and conditional knowledge of reading strategies. The purpose of this paper is to report stage-wise frequency and conditional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Grade 9, Student Journals
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Kasemsap, Bharani; Lee, Hugo Yu-Hsiu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study aims to explore the application of reading strategies to the reading of English texts by Thai vocational college students. Data were collected via questionnaire surveys, think-aloud experiments and semi-structured interviews. The research results reveal different typologies of reading strategies adopted by lower and higher level English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocational Education
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Karnal, Adriana Riess; Pereira, Vera Vanmacher – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This article aims at understanding cognitive strategies which are involved in reading academic texts in English as a L2/FL. Specifically, we focus on reading comprehension when a text is read either using Google translator or not. From this perspective we must consider the reading process in its complexity not only as a decoding process. We follow…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Naeini, Ma'ssoumeh Bemani; Rezaei, Reyhaneh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study investigated the relationship between Iranian EFL learners' performance on a reading comprehension test and their pattern of using cognitive and metacognitive learning strategies. Analysis of the data obtained from 190 Iranian intermediate EFL learners (70 males and 120 females, aged 17-25) revealed a strong relationship between reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Bilikozen, Neslihan; Akyel, Ayse – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study explores the relative contribution to EFL reading comprehension of the following individual-difference variables: prior knowledge, topic interest, linguistic proficiency, gender, reading motivation, and metacognitive awareness. It also investigates the relationship between the aforementioned individual differences and the role of text…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Reading Motivation, Prior Learning, Second Language Learning
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Xiucheng, Yu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Mastery of English in China has gathered increased prominence due to the need to foster cultural, political, and economic connections worldwide. Reading is an obvious skill of vital importance for advancing efforts as a player in the world economy. The present article examines research published in academic journals in Chinese and English to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Periodicals, Academic Discourse
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Charubusp, Sasima; Chinwonno, Apasara – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study investigated the effects of Academic Literacy-Based Intervention (ALI) on 30 undergraduate Thai university students' English reading proficiency. Based on the English reading proficiency test, these students were sub-classified into 2 groups, 15 in the high English reading proficiency group and 15 in the low English reading proficiency…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Intervention, Undergraduate Students
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Tavakoli, Hossein – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This paper reports a study that explored the overall pattern of metacognitive awareness of reading strategy use and its possible relationship with reading comprehension. Moreover, the study investigated the influence of gender and proficiency level on the use of these strategies. The Survey of Reading Strategies Questionnaire (SORS), the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Multivariate Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews
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Safdarian, Zahra; Ghyasi, Majid; Farsani, Mohammad Amini – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study sought to uncover the reading strategies utilized by Iranian undergraduate English Foreign Language (EFL) learners and their relationship with personality types. To this end, 194 university EFL learners were asked to fill out the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to identify their personality types and answer a reading strategy…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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