TITLE

READING ON THE WEB: IMPLICATIONS FOR ESL PROFESSIONALS

AUTHOR(S)
Stakhnevich, Julia
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;2002, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this study the impact of the web instructional medium on second language (L2) comprehension during independent reading was investigated. A 2X3 factorial design was chosen for this study with factors being English as a second language proficiency as measured by TOEFL and a medium of instruction (Web, Traditional print and Control). The results of the study suggest that when teaching content through self-directed reading, web medium can evoke better reading comprehension than traditional print medium. Interestingly, the ESL students with a higher TOEFL score did not show a significantly higher level of reading comprehension of the text when compared with those ESL students with a lower TOEFL score. Discussion of the pedagogical implications of the results and recommendations for future research are included.
ACCESSION #
32572622

 

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