Year 2013, Volume 2 , Issue 4, Pages 167 - 175 2014-01-27

Is Teacher’s Reading Aloud an Effective Strategy or not?



This study briefly states the nature of reading comprehension, and the characteristics and usage of the reading aloud (RA) strategy in EFL. RA is a traditionally neglected but a useful strategy not only in primary schools but also in high schools especially in EFL contexts.  This study aims to investigate the effect of teacher’s RA on the comprehension of grade 6, low elementary level EFL learners. 24 students participated in the study. Two short stories with comprehension questions were used to collect data. Interviews were conducted with 5 volunteers. Data showed mixed results. The quantitative data indicated no significant difference between the performances of learners in the SR task and the teacher’s RA task, however, the qualitative data revealed learners’ opinions in favour of the teacher’s RA task.

English language teaching, reading aloud, reading strategies, teaching young learners
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Journal Section ELT Research Journal



Application Date : January 27, 2014
Acceptance Date : August 12, 2020
Publication Date : January 27, 2014

APA Yunuslar Güler, C . (2014). Is Teacher’s Reading Aloud an Effective Strategy or not? . ELT Research Journal , 2 (4) , 167-175 . Retrieved from