Adult EFL Reading Selection: Influence on Literacy Procesos de selección de lecturas en estudiantes adultos de inglés como lengua extranjera y su influencia en la habilidad lectoraReport as inadecuate




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PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v18 n1 p167-181 Jan-Jun 2016

This paper is about the impact of systematic reading selection used to promote English as foreign language learning in adult students. A qualitative action research methodology was used to carry out this project. Ten class sessions were designed to provide students an opportunity to select texts according to criteria based upon their language levels and personal/professional interests. The findings align with three categories of influence: motivation, engagement, and contextualization/interpretation of readings. The main objective of this project was to see how the students' text selection processes, guided by systematically designed criteria and elaborated strategies, influenced learning and acquisition in terms of motivation, perceptions, and opinions towards reading in English.

Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research, Action Research, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Reading Habits, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Student Behavior, Positive Reinforcement, Selection Criteria, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Observation

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Author: Basallo Gómez, Juan Sebastián

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2135&id=EJ1090389



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