International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Reading Research: A Confirmation of Nakanishi (2014) Using Studies of Child EFL
Kyung Sook Cho, Stephen Krashen

A recent meta-analysis (Nakanishi, 2014) showed that in-school self-selected reading consistently improves second language acquirers' proficiency for junior high school age and older students of English. We report here on studies using younger students and reach similar conclusions: Both in-class free reading and read-alouds have consistently positive effects on second language proficiency.

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