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Aka, Natsuki – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
The present study investigates the effects of extensive reading on developing the language knowledge and reading abilities of high school learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) over the course of one school year. Participants were divided into control (n = 205) and experimental groups (n = 200), with the former receiving regular grammar…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ghaith, Ghazi; El-Sanyoura, Hind – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
This study investigated the reported use of metacognitive reading strategies and their interplay with the reading comprehension of 119 tenth grade learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) enrolled in five randomly-selected public schools in South Lebanon. In addition, the study examined the relative role of the global, problem-solving, and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension
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Crossley, Scott A.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
This study uses a moving windows self-paced reading task to assess text comprehension of beginning and intermediate-level simplified texts and authentic texts by L2 learners engaged in a text-retelling task. Linear mixed effects (LME) models revealed statistically significant main effects for reading proficiency and text level on the number of…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Reading Ability
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Ijalba, Elizabeth; Obler, Loraine K. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
The Spanish writing system has consistent grapheme-to-phoneme correspondences (GPC), rendering it more transparent than English. We compared first-language (L1) orthographic transparency on how monolingual English- and Spanish-readers learned a novel writing system with a 1:1 (LT) and a 1:2 (LO) GPC. Our dependent variables were learning time,…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Spanish
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Gilliland, Betsy – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
Commercial publishers have shaped reading and writing instruction in American schools through their interpretations of state-developed reading and writing standards and standards-aligned materials, which teachers then implement in English classes, including those serving multilingual learners. This paper uses microethnographic discourse analysis…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Crossley, Scott A.; Yang, Hae Sung; McNamara, Danielle S. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2014
This study uses a moving windows self-paced reading task to assess both text comprehension and processing time of authentic texts and these same texts simplified to beginning and intermediate levels. Forty-eight second language learners each read 9 texts (3 different authentic, beginning, and intermediate level texts). Repeated measures ANOVAs…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Second Language Instruction, Difficulty Level
Zhang, Lawrence Jun; Wu, Aijiao – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2009
This paper reports findings from a study that assesses metacognitive awareness and reading-strategy use of Chinese senior high school students who are learning English as a foreign language (EFL). A total of 270 students responded to a 28-item survey of reading strategies (SORS). The strategies were classified into 3 categories: global,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Reading Strategies, Problem Solving, English (Second Language)