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Integrated reading and writing: A case of Korean English language learners

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Title:Integrated reading and writing: A case of Korean English language learners
Authors:Cho, Hyonsuk
Brutt-Griffler, Janina
Keywords:integrated reading and writing
English language learners
middle school students
perceived needs
teacher challenges
Date Issued:Oct 2015
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract: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 middle school in Korea participated in a needs survey, and 69 students at three proficiency levels received the integrated instruction. The study found that students desired extra help on their writing to gain balanced English competence; also they wanted to learn reading and writing together. After the intervention, students at intermediate and advanced levels showed significant improvement on the integrated reading and writing test; however, no improvement was found at the beginning level regarding both experimental and control groups. Yet, the scores on multiple-choice reading test at all levels failed to significantly improve.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66886
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66886
Volume:27
Issue/Number:2
Appears in Collections: Volume 27, No. 2 Special Issue: Connections between Second Language Reading and Writing


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