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Ngoc Vu N, Thi Ngoc Lan P, Thi Hong Lien N. Using Story Retelling to Improve Young Learners’ L2 Reading Comprehension. LRR 2021; 12 (3) :25-49
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1- Associate Professor of Linguistics, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam , vu.nguyenngoc@hoasen.edu.vn
2- Lecturer of English, University of Finance-Marketing, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3- Lecturer of English, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Contemporary literature in English language teaching shows some impacts of oral narrations on learners’ speaking competence and phonological processing. However, little research has explored the relationship between this methodological practice and young learners’ L2 reading comprehension. This paper investigates the effect which story retelling has on young English learners’comprehension of reading. The researchers employed quantitative and qualitative approaches. Forty children were chosen from two different classes of a comparable level of proficiency and assigned into two groups for a two-month treatment. The results show that the experimental group significantly outperformed the control group on the reading comprehension posttest. The questionnaire and observation data also indicated that the children responded positively to story retelling and that story retelling brought about excitement in the reading class, motivated young learners to read as well as shaped young learners’ behaviours and attitudes. This study suggests using story retelling more often in L2 language programs for young learners.
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Article Type: Research article | Subject: language teaching
Published: 2021/07/1

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