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The Effectiveness of Hymesˊ Ethnography of Communication Theory to Teach English Learnersˊ Reading Comprehension Ability: A Discoursal Approach

Version 1 : Received: 7 September 2018 / Approved: 17 September 2018 / Online: 17 September 2018 (11:12:20 CEST)

How to cite: Farrokh, P.; Ebrahimi, R. The Effectiveness of Hymesˊ Ethnography of Communication Theory to Teach English Learnersˊ Reading Comprehension Ability: A Discoursal Approach. Preprints 2018, 2018090303 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0303.v1). Farrokh, P.; Ebrahimi, R. The Effectiveness of Hymesˊ Ethnography of Communication Theory to Teach English Learnersˊ Reading Comprehension Ability: A Discoursal Approach. Preprints 2018, 2018090303 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0303.v1).

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of discoursal approach on Iranian intermediate EFL learners’ reading comprehension ability. Quick Placement Test (QPT) was used to select 60 intermediate EFL learners as the participants of this study. Then, they were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Each consisted of 30 learners. Prior to the treatment, the participants of both groups were given a pretest to ensure their reading comprehension. The experimental group was exposed to the Hymes’ model. In the control group the researcher used placebo for teaching reading skill. Then a posttest was administered to both groups. An Independent samples t-test between posttests of the study and a paired-samples t-test between the pretest and posttest of the groups of the study were run. The results of the study revealed and emphasized that the Hymes’ model improved the learners’ reading comprehension.

Subject Areas

Discourse; Sociolinguistics; Ethnography of Communication; Hymes’ Model

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