The Effects of Syntactic Enhancement on EFL Reading Fluency for Secondary School Students
作者: Youngmin Park Rosa Oh
刊名: The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018, Vol.27 (4)
来源数据库: De La Salle University
关键词: Digital scaffolding Reading fluency EFL Syntactic enhancement VSTF technology
原始语种摘要: Improving reading fluency in English is a challenging task for English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) students. It is particularly hard for those whose first languages are linguistically distant from English, for example, Korea, Chinese, Japanese, and other Asian languages. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether digitally reformatted text scaffolds the development of English reading fluency in an EFL context. Visual-syntactic text formatting (VSTF) technology was used to reformat block-formatted English text into one with sentence structures highlighted. A total of 63 eighth graders (middle school students in Korea) read reformatted texts, while the control (n = 32) read their block-formatted textbook for 15 weeks. The analysis results of pre- and posttests indicated that...
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影响因子:0.933 (2012)

  • EFL Equivalent Focal Length
  • Reading 读出
  • fluency 流畅
  • English 英语英国的英国人的英语的
  • reading 读出
  • scaffolding 挂料
  • syntactic 语法
  • vocabulary 词汇
  • learned 有学识的
  • sentence 句子