Exposure to L2 online text on lexical and reading growth

dc.contributor.author Cong-lem, Ngo
dc.contributor.author Lee, Sy-Ying
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-09T17:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-09T17:53:52Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-15
dc.description.abstract With the fast-paced development of technology in today’s society, there has been emerging a shift from paper-based reading to digital online reading. While the benefits of exposure to print have been well-established in previous studies, how online reading may impact individuals’ literacy development is largely underexplored. The current study investigated if the amount of English reading experience on the Internet could predict EFL students’ lexical knowledge and reading comprehension ability. Participants were ninety-seven Vietnamese undergraduate students who were administered a website checklist and a vocabulary size test. Their reading comprehension scores were also collected as measures of their reading abilities. Descriptive statistics, hierarchical linear regression and structural equation modelling were utilized for data analysis. The results indicated that exposure to L2 online text was a significant predictor of the participants’ vocabulary size as well as their reading comprehension growth during a course of two years. Pedagogical implications are discussed.
dc.identifier.citation Cong-Lem, N., & Lee, S. Y. (2020). Exposure to L2 online text on lexical and reading growth. Language Learning & Technology, 24(3), 87–102. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/44740
dc.identifier.issn 1094-3501
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/44740
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.publisher (co-sponsored by Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, University of Texas at Austin)
dc.subject Reading Comprehension
dc.subject Online Reading
dc.subject Vocabulary Knowledge
dc.subject Print Exposure
dc.title Exposure to L2 online text on lexical and reading growth
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.endingpage 102
prism.number 3
prism.publicationname Language Learning & Technology
prism.startingpage 87
prism.volume 24
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