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Online extensive reading in an EFL context: Investigating reading fluency and perceptions

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Title:Online extensive reading in an EFL context: Investigating reading fluency and perceptions
Authors:Bui, Tuan
Macalister, John
Keywords:extensive reading online
web-based reading
computer-assisted language learning
reading perceptions
reading engagement
show 1 morereading fluency development
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Date Issued:15 Apr 2021
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Citation:Bui, T., & Macalister, J. (2021). Online extensive reading in an EFL context: Investigating reading fluency and perceptions. Reading in a Foreign Language, 33(1), 1-29. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67391
Abstract:One of the challenges for the successful implementation of extensive reading (ER) programmes, especially in Asian contexts, stems from curricular factors where class time is often prioritised for tasks requiring the presence of a teacher. This paper investigates the role of extensive reading online (ERO), an alternative approach to traditional ER, in enhancing first-year university students’ reading fluency and their attitudes to reading in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context. Seventeen English learners from a university in Vietnam participated in the 10-week study. The findings revealed that the ERO programme had a generally positive impact on the development of learners’ reading fluency with conservative analysis methods showing increases of around 20% in reading speed. Evidence from qualitative data gathered through questionnaires and interviews showed that there were positive changes in participants’ attitudes toward ER and provided insights into implementing ERO.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67391
ISSN:1539-0578
Volume:33
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 33, No. 1


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