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Cho, Hyonsuk; Brutt-Griffler, Janina – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
This study reports Korean English language learners' perceived needs concerning their learning of reading and writing and how the integrated reading and writing instruction impacts their reading comprehension and summary-writing abilities. The study also delineates teacher's challenges faced during the instruction. A total of 93 students in a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Tests
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Ro, Eunseok – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2013
Extensive reading is gaining credibility as an effective way of boosting students' affect especially in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context where access to a second language (L2) input is minimal. This study uses a pattern-matching, single case study research design to examine an adult reader's motivation and anxiety shifts towards…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Jeon, Eun Hee – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2012
This study investigated the role of oral reading fluency in second language reading. Two hundred and fifty-five high school students in South Korea were assessed on three oral reading fluency (ORF) variables and six other reading predictors. The relationship between ORF and other reading predictors was examined through an exploratory factor…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Reading Fluency
Lee, Sang-Ki – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2009
Because human memory is largely reconstructive, people tend to reorganize and reevaluate an event in a way that is coherent to the truth values held in their belief system. This study investigated the role of topic congruence (defined as whether the reading content corresponds with readers' prior beliefs towards a contentious topic) in second…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Death, Multivariate Analysis
Ko, Myong Hee – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2005
This study, using both qualitative and quantitative measures, investigates how different types of gloss conditions affect Korean college students' reading comprehension. One hundred and six undergraduates at a university in Korea participated in the study. Twelve were assigned to think aloud, and the rest (ninety-four) took part in the main study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension, Undergraduate Students