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ERIC Number: EJ1075987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
The Use of EFL Reading Strategies among High School Students in Taiwan
Chen, Kate Tzu-Ching; Chen, Sabina Chia-Li
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n2 p156-166 Sep 2015
In the traditional English l language classroom, reading is the skill that receives the most emphasis (Susser & Rob, 1990). Learners should use reading strategies to plan how to read and to enhance their reading comprehension (Poole, 2010). The purpose of this study was to explore the use of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading strategies used by high school students. The participants were 1,259 students from 34 high schools in Taiwan. The Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS) by Mokhtari and Reichard (2002) was used as the instrument to collect data on the participants' usage of reading strategies. The results indicated a high awareness of reading strategy use among EFL high school students. Students had a preference for global reading strategies, followed by problem-solving strategies and support strategies. Female students used EFL reading strategies significantly more frequently than male students. Implications for the use of EFL reading strategies were also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan