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Responses to extensive reading: a survey of ESL learners

Engku Ibrahim, Engku Haliza and Muhamad, Ainon Jariah and Abdul Wahab, Nurshidah and Sarudin, Isarji and Abdullah, Aishah@Adeline Low Hui Lin and Md Daud, nuraihan (2011) Responses to extensive reading: a survey of ESL learners. In: Research Insights in English Teaching and Learning. IIUM Press, 2011, pp. 71-87. ISBN 978-967-418-028-7

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The fact that extensive reading positively contributes to language acquisition has been well documented and generally language instructors acknowledge the important role extensive reading plays in the acquisition of a second language. However, very few language curricular around the world integrate extensive reading as part of a student's langauge learning syllabus due to a number of constraints. This study reports on feedback from 2,471 learners studying English as a second language in an intensive pre-university programme where graded readers were used as part of the extensive reading programme. Among others, this research highlights learners' responses towards the extensive reading programme and the problems they experienced. Pedagogical implications for the success of an extensive reading programme were also discussed.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1357/26971
Uncontrolled Keywords: extensive reading, second language, language curriculum, language acquisition, ESL
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Datin Dr. Engku Haliza Engku Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 12:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26971

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