Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

 
CDU Staff and Student only
 

Comprehension and Sociocultural Factors Teaching Reading in English as a Foreign Language

Dardjito, Hanandyo, Wallace, Ruth M., Guenther, John Ch. and Rolls, Nicola (2015). Comprehension and Sociocultural Factors Teaching Reading in English as a Foreign Language. In: ACAH 2015 : the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015, Osaka, Japan, 2 - 5 April 2015.

Document type: Conference Paper
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar

IRMA ID 84278914xPUB42
Author Dardjito, Hanandyo
Wallace, Ruth M.
Guenther, John Ch.
Rolls, Nicola
Title Comprehension and Sociocultural Factors Teaching Reading in English as a Foreign Language
Conference Name ACAH 2015 : the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2015
Conference Location Osaka, Japan
Conference Dates 2 - 5 April 2015
Conference Publication Title The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2015: Official Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Japan
Publisher The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Publication Year 2015
Issue Number 2186-229X
Start Page 415
End Page 431
Total Pages 17
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This paper presents the initial findings of my PhD research to answer the question ‘How can first year Indonesian students’ reading comprehension of academic English texts be improved to support their learning in an Indonesian university?’ Five
humanity departments comprising 373 students participated in this research and 20 of them joined focus group interviews. A mixed methods sequential design was applied in order to reveal the students’ learning process as constructed by their sociocultural factors. The students’ level of reading comprehension is analysed and discussed in relation to their response to a paraphrasing protocol, the comparison of the mean of groups paraphrasing scores, and the sociocultural themes that have impacted their comprehension. The findings will be used to put forward factors that should be considered in reading approaches in order TEFL teachers to empower the students to be independent learners.
Keyword reading comphrehension
academic English texts
mixed methods
sequential design
sociocultural factors
paraphrasing protocol
Description for Link Link to conference proceedings
URL http://iafor.org/issn-2189-101x-the-asian-conference-on-arts-humanities-2015-official-conference-proceedings/
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 25 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 12:12:08 CST