International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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


Methods of EFL Secondary Reading Instruction: Preparation for Higher Education
Harison Mohd Sidek

This case study examined how well the Malaysian EFL secondary reading curriculum prepares students for tertiary reading in English. This explorative study used document reviews as the primary data collection and analysis method. The Malaysian EFL Curriculum Specifications and the EFL secondary textbook were analyzed using a revision of Richards and Rodgers’s (2001) framework for analyzing language teaching. The findings on emphasis on reading, types of reading task, and the levels of cognitive demands of reading tasks indicate that the curriculum only partially prepares secondary school students for tertiary reading in the EFL. Suggestions for curriculum revision as the next steps in enhancing the effectiveness of EFL secondary reading instruction with the implications on EFL literacy at institutions of higher learning were included in the discussion.

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