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Developing reading fluency: A study of extensive reading in EFL

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Title:Developing reading fluency: A study of extensive reading in EFL
Authors:Iwahori, Yurika
Keywords:extensive reading
reading rate
reading fluency
automaticity
1-minute reading probe
show 2 moret test
C-test
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Date Issued:Apr 2008
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:Due to the great interest of practitioners on reading fluency in first language (L1) and second language (L2) English classroom settings, fluency has become a hot topic. A number of studies have suggested that an extensive reading (ER) program can lead to improvement of L2 learners’ reading rate; however, studies about high school students are scarce. Inspired by current issues in reading and previous ER investigations, this study examined the effectiveness of ER on reading rates of high school students in Japan. In this study, students were provided with graded readers and comic books as reading material they would find enjoyable. Pretests and posttests of reading rate and language proficiency were administered and a t test was used to compare means of the rates and language proficiency within groups. Results indicate that ER is an effective approach to improve students’ rate and general language proficiency.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66626
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66626
Volume:20
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 20, No. 1


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