Introduction of Extensive Reading to Japanese University Students: A Case Study

Show simple item record ペニントン, 和雅子 ja 雪丸, 尚美 ja 2015-06-16T10:30:18Z 2015-06-16T10:30:18Z 2013-03
dc.description.abstract This exploratory study investigated the effectiveness of extensive reading (ER) on the development of Japanese university students’ reading rate and their beliefs and attitudes towards reading English texts. In the second semester of 2010, ninety-five Japanese university students read graded readers outside the class and submitted weekly reports online for four months. Pretests and posttests of reading rates were administered according to their reading levels. Questionnaires on the participants’ beliefs and attitudes towards reading English texts were also given. T-tests were conducted to compare the means of the reading rates and questionnaire items. The results did not show a statistically significant improvement in their reading rate. However, we were able to identify a significant increase in the participants’ beliefs about their ability in reading fluency through ER. en
dc.language.iso jpn ja
dc.publisher 西南学院大学言語教育センター ja
dc.title Introduction of Extensive Reading to Japanese University Students: A Case Study en
dc.contributor.transcription ペニントン, ワカコ ja-Kana
dc.contributor.transcription ユキマル, ナオミ ja-Kana
dc.contributor.alternative Pennington, Wakako en
dc.contributor.alternative Yukimaru, Naomi en
dc.publisher.alternative Seinan Gakuin University Center for Language Education ja
dc.type.niitype Departmental Bulletin Paper ja
dc.identifier.jtitle 西南学院大学言語教育センター紀要 ja
dc.identifier.volume 3 ja
dc.identifier.spage 1 ja
dc.identifier.epage 13 ja
dc.textversion publisher ja
jpcoar.creatorAffiliation.nameIdentifierKakenhi 37105

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