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Task-based cycle in reading comprehension classes.


Nahavandi, Naemeh and Mukundan, Jayakaran (2013) Task-based cycle in reading comprehension classes. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature, 2 (2). pp. 107-113. ISSN 2200-3592; ESSN: 2200-3452


This study has investigated the effect of task-based cycle on Iranian Elementary EFL learners' reading comprehension.In order to accomplish the research, two intact classes, including 84 engineering EFL learners (studying pre-universitycourse) were chosen in Tabriz Azad University. An experimental method of research was employed. The experimentalgroup was taught according to the elements of task-based cycle proposed by Willis & Willis, (2007). The control groupdidn’t receive such treatment. After eight sessions (3 months), a post-test was given. The analysis of the obtained data,carried out through t-test, revealed a significant difference between control and experimental group on the dependentvariable, reading comprehension. However, gender didn’t affect reading comprehension significantly. The results of the present study may have pedagogical implications for instruction and curriculum development.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre
Keywords: Task-based cycle; EFL learners; Reading comprehension.
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 04:33
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 08:17
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29097
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