The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 7
Page No. 1242 - 1249

ESL Reading Accuracy: The Inside Story

Authors : Rafizah Mohd Rawian and Ahmad Azman Mokhtar

Abstract: Accuracy has received countless and endless attention from language researchers due to its role in language learning. As such a study is conducted to discover and understand the possible influence of accuracy in second language learning specifically in reading. Its respondents are students who are taking basic English language course. Purposeful random sampling technique was used to single out the respondents in terms of their gender and academic semester. An in-depth interview protocol was used to gather data from the selected respondents. An interview checklist was used to ensure the smoothness of the data gathering. An interview guide was prepared beforehand to ensure all important issues were explored. The interview questions were prepared in two versions: English and bahasa Melayu. The in-depth interview protocol revealed seven factors that affected the respondent’s reading accuracy namely word omission, word repetition, word pronunciation, word-ending adding, word-ending dropping, word insertion and word replacement.

How to cite this article:

Rafizah Mohd Rawian and Ahmad Azman Mokhtar, 2017. ESL Reading Accuracy: The Inside Story. The Social Sciences, 12: 1242-1249.

Design and power by Medwell Web Development Team. © Medwell Publishing 2022 All Rights Reserved