Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Reading performance of Japanese high school learners following a one-year extensive reading program

File Size Format  
31 1 10125 66747 aka.pdf 434.09 kB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:Reading performance of Japanese high school learners following a one-year extensive reading program
Authors:Aka, Natsuki
Keywords:extensive reading
reading fluency
high school learners
longitudinal study
second language reading
show 1 moreEnglish proficiency
show less
Date Issued:Apr 2019
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract: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 instruction and the latter receiving extensive reading instruction. Pre- and posttests consisting of a grammar and vocabulary section and a reading section were conducted to test the effects of the extensive reading program. The study further divided the participants into three proficiency groups. The results showed that the scores of the middle- and lower-proficiency groups increased dramatically compared to the higher-proficiency group. These findings suggest that the participants activated the knowledge they had learned in junior high school through the one-year extensive reading course, resulting in the improvement of their language knowledge and reading abilities.
Appears in Collections: Volume 31, No. 1

Please email if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.