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Leal, Priscila – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
This article investigates the potential benefits of using children's literature in adult second language (L2) classrooms. A short-term, intensive university course for English reading and writing was designed incorporating children's literature into the curriculum. The author describes the course and discusses how children's literature can be used…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Benefits
Kondo-Brown, Kimi – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2006
This study investigates how 17 affective factors are related to Japanese second language (L2) reading comprehension and "kanji" knowledge test scores of 43 university students in advanced Japanese courses. Major findings are that: a) reading comprehension ability and "kanji" knowledge have direct associations with…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Ability, Reading Processes