Using Current out-of-class Materials in Teaching Reading Comprehension

Asgari, Majid (2012) Using Current out-of-class Materials in Teaching Reading Comprehension. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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The studies on the integrating out of class materials with class materials mostly show the crucial role of this task for teachers and its benefits for students. This study investigates the effect of the integrating currents issues of interest into class materials on the students’ reading comprehension. The following question is proposed. Is relating current issues of interest to class materials useful on students reading comprehension? A true and a null hypothesis are given. The true hypothesis is integrating current issues of interest with class materials in teaching reading has a positive effect on reading comprehension. The study is performed at Islamic Azad University in Hidaj with 60 participants--male and female-- who are majoring in ‘mechanical’ and ‘electrical’ engineering. The subjects are randomly divided into two groups, each with 30 students. One of the groups is used as the experimental group (G1) and the other one as the control group (G2). The subjects are taught for two weeks and finally will take an achievement test. After analyzing the results of the test, and by comparing the means of the scores using t-test, the null hypothesis will be testified to show whether integrating current issues of interest with class materials improves reading comprehension of students in English class at university.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Current authentic materials, motivation, interest, reading comprehension
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 13:34
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 13:34

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