Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorOliver, Rhonda
dc.contributor.authorYoung, S.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-15T22:17:05Z
dc.date.available2017-03-15T22:17:05Z
dc.date.created2017-02-26T19:31:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2017-02-27
dc.identifier.citationOliver, R. and Young, S. 2016. Improving reading fluency and comprehension in adult ESL learners using bottom-up and top-down vocabulary training. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching. 6 (1): pp. 111-133.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/50004
dc.identifier.doi10.14746/ssllt.2016.6.1.6
dc.description.abstract

The current research examines the effect of two methods of vocabulary training on reading fluency and comprehension of adult English as second language (ESL) tertiary-bound students. The methods used were isolated vocabulary training (bottom-up reading) and vocabulary training in context (topdown reading). The current exploratory and quasi-experimental study examines the effectiveness of these methods in two intact classes using preand posttest measures of students’ reading fluency and comprehension. The results show that bottom-up training had a negative impact on fluency and comprehension. In contrast, top-down training positively affected fluency but had no impact on comprehension. Further, the results do suggest that fast-paced reading may potentially lead to improved comprehension. These findings have implications for the type of language instruction used in classrooms and, therefore, for teachers of adult ESL learners.

dc.titleImproving reading fluency and comprehension in adult ESL learners using bottom-up and top-down vocabulary training
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2017-02-27
dcterms.source.volume6
dcterms.source.number1
dcterms.source.startPage111
dcterms.source.endPage133
dcterms.source.issn2083-5205
dcterms.source.titleStudies in Second Language Learning and Teaching
curtin.digitool.pid249539
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.refereedTRUE
curtin.departmentSchool of Education
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HUM-CEA-RO-38211
curtin.identifier.elementsidELEMENTS-191881
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record