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Yanjie Li; Cindy Brantmeier; Yanming Gao; Mike Strube – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
This experimental study examined the effect of answering strategic adjunct questions (AQs) on L2 reading comprehension and strategy use. Participants were 124 Chinese intermediate advanced EFL learners from a large public university in China. Of them, 24 and 100 participated in the pilot study and formal study, respectively. Participants read two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questioning Techniques, Reading Strategies
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Rebeca Arndt – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
This study explored the lexical coverage of corpus-based vocabulary lists (general, academic, and content-specific) across several million tokens gathered from digital science resources (DSR) for middle school (6-8 grade) students in the United States. The goal was to estimate the extent to which a combination of well-known word lists, mostly…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Word Lists, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sachi Oshima – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a multimodal approach in which an additional camera was used to deliver online explicit reading strategy instruction. Targeting 20 Japanese beginner-level EFL college students taking online Zoom lessons during one academic semester, two research questions were investigated: (a) To what…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Materials, Student Attitudes
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Abdulrahman Almalki; Mohammed Alzahrani – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
The current study was set to explore the influence of the first (L1) and second (L2) language group discussions on L2 reading comprehension. It also explored two sub-elements that were considered vital to L2 reading comprehension: (a) text genre recognition and (b) character and author's intention and perspective. Participants were 21 college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Males, Reading Comprehension
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Chi Duc Nguyen – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
Research shows that meaning-focused reading offers opportunities for incidental grammar acquisition. However, the number of such studies remains limited and none have examined the role of both in-text encounters with grammar structures and reading comprehension in this learning. The present study filled these gaps. Employing a between-group,…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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Jieun Kim – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
High-stakes reading tests significantly influence one's future success, leading many second language learners to engage in intensive test preparation. This study examines nine TOEFL reading preparation lectures from two popular cram schools, or [foreign characters omitted] "hagwons," in Korea, with a total duration of five hours and…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Reading Tests, Teaching Methods, Test Preparation
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Takayuki Nishihara – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
This study explored the diverse responses of Japanese university-level learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) to lexically easy short poems. These participants had attained a high level of English proficiency and were able to grasp the literal meaning of the poems. The investigation employed confidence level and reading time as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Etsuo Taguchi; Greta Gorsuch; Kristin Lems; Hiroto Toda; Toshiko Kawaguchi; Kirsten M. Snipp – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
This paper examines learners' fluency development in L2 silent reading rate and comprehension. In both L1 and L2 readings, a positive relationship between readers' silent reading rate and comprehension has not been as firmly established as theories might propose. Based on Wallot et al. (2014), the paper indicates the need to look at readers'…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency
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Monika Grotek; Agnieszka Slezak-Swiat – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2024
The study investigates the effect of the perception of text and task difficulty on adults' performance in reading tests in L1 and L2. The relationship between the following variables is studied: (a) readers' perception of text and task difficulty in L1 and L2 measured in a self-reported post-task questionnaire, (b) the number of correct answers to…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Second Language Learning, Eye Movements, Task Analysis
Daniel Malakowsky – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2023
Twenty adult ESL students at a community college participated in a semester reading intervention. Participants received a modified extensive reading treatment, and some participants received an additional repeated reading direct instruction reading intervention. The author examined the impact of the reading interventions on ESL students' reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Community Colleges
Hitoshi Mikami – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2023
Facilitating anxiety in second language (L2) learning research has not been thoroughly discussed for both methodological and conceptual reasons. This trend is also evident in the field of L2 reading, where reading anxiety has been viewed as a negative force. This study takes the initial step to explore the nature of facilitating anxiety in L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Jia Lin; Gengsong Gao; Ting Huang – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2023
Strategic reading is an important consideration in the L2 reading classroom. This study investigated the effects of a Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) strategies-based reading instruction program, in which participants were explicitly taught ten top-down reading strategies. Thirty-four students enrolled in an advanced-level Chinese class…
Descriptors: College Students, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
Kevin Parent; Stuart McLean; Brandon Kramer; Young Ae Kim – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2023
Graded readers are a great asset to learners acquiring the vocabulary of another language. Homonyms, on the other hand, are a recognized source of trouble for students with that same goal. Publishers of graded readers control the presentation of old and new words, but does this control extend to homonyms? Are only the word forms controlled for--in…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Vocabulary Development, Definitions, Etymology
Helén Egerhag; Heidi Selenius; Linda Fälth; Idor Svensson – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2023
Many second language (L2) students in Sweden struggle with reading in Swedish. There needs to be more research on how L2 students with weak word decoding skills in Swedish could be individually supported. Therefore, the current study examined the impact of a systematic and intensive word decoding intervention in Swedish among individual L2…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Intervention, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Jing Zhou; Richard R. Day – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2023
Extensive reading (ER) has been widely practiced in teaching English as a foreign or second language contexts. However, reports on how ER was practiced in Chinese as a foreign or second language (L2) contexts are not commonly seen. This study reports how an ER program was established in a liberal arts college in the U.S.A, and how ER affected L2…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
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