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Effective English Reading Strategies: English Language Learners’ Perceptions

Version 1 : Received: 9 December 2019 / Approved: 10 December 2019 / Online: 10 December 2019 (06:45:51 CET)

How to cite: Albiladi, W.S. Effective English Reading Strategies: English Language Learners’ Perceptions. Preprints 2019, 2019120127 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0127.v1). Albiladi, W.S. Effective English Reading Strategies: English Language Learners’ Perceptions. Preprints 2019, 2019120127 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0127.v1).

Abstract

Research has shown that second language reading is the bridge that leads to developing otherlanguage skills such as speaking, writing, and vocabulary acquisition. Hence, the present studyaimed to explore adult language learners’ perspectives regarding the most effective andbeneficial reading strategies that can be used to develop their reading competency. Using aqualitative research method, the study examined what specific reading strategies languagelearners believe is effective in developing their reading skills. Analysis of the focus groupsrevealed five different reading strategies mentioned by the participants. These strategies were:Reading Aloud, Silent Reading, Shared Reading, Scanning or Skimming, and Timed Reading. Findings suggest that understanding the use of different reading strategies is important, solanguage teachers need to devote more learning time to introduce reading strategies during ESL classes.

Subject Areas

ESL Reading; ELLs; reading strategies; reading aloud; silent reading

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