The language learning benefits of extensive reading: teachers should be good role models.

Krishnan, Gopala and Abdul Rahim, Rozlan and Marimuthu, Rasaya and Abdullah, Rahman and Mohamad, Faizah and Jusoff, Kamaruzaman (2009) The language learning benefits of extensive reading: teachers should be good role models. English Language Teaching, 2 (4 ). pp. 107-116. ISSN 1916-4750

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Abstract

Visioning a world class university is certainly an appropriate target for a university. Realizing this vision would need an expansion of knowledge and greater English proficiency as in this period of history, English is the language of IT which is an important key to acquiring knowledge. Using a sample of 40 level one students from UiTM Dungun this study found that in tandem with studies done elsewhere, extensive reading does seem to make a difference in the proficiency level of the students. Further the study also found that students who have a positive predisposition towards English read more and achieved better grades. However the study found no difference in the amount of reading done by boys and girls. The study discussed qualitatively the ability of teachers to inculcate the reading interest in the students, thus it is a triangular study which employs quantitative and qualitative means.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Attitude; Language proficiency; Extensive reading; Reinforcing structures; Teacher quality
Subject:English language - Study and teaching - Foreign speakers.
Subject:English language - Study and teaching (Higher) - Malaysian speakers.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Forestry
Publisher:Canadian Center of Science and Education
ID Code:17236
Deposited By: Norhazura Hamzah
Deposited On:22 May 2012 02:01
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