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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF READING STRATEGIES BY NON- MAJORED ENGLISH STUDENTS AT HUE UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Hà Thị Long Huỳnh, Vân Phạm Thanh Nguyễn, Phương Thị Hồng Lê

Building: B
Room: B504
Date: 2019-10-11 04:35 PM – 05:05 PM
Last modified: 2019-09-25

Abstract


Reading is probably one of the most important linguistic skills that need to be developed in language learners. Since learners can probably learn to read more easily than they can acquire any other skills, and they “can use reading materials as a primary source of comprehensible input as they learn the language” Chastain (1988, p. 216). The present study thus was carried out to examine reading strategies used in reading English texts by non- majored English students at Hue University of Foreign Languages. A questionnaire of 30 statements related to 3 categories of reading strategies; namely global strategies, problem solving strategies and supporting strategies; was delivered to two groups of students. Results showed that the two groups more or less used all the strategies. The students from A2 level class frequently used problem solving strategies and supporting strategies. Meanwhile, the students from B1 level class tend to use more global strategies. In general terms, though there are some differences in level of English proficiency in the two groups, they reflectively reported the use of those strategies at a medium level.  Accordingly, reading strategy training should be taken into greater considerations by both EFL teachers and students in order to purposely enhance students’ long life learning.


Keywords


reading strategies, non-majored English students