オンライン・リーディングプログラムWeb R2を用いた読みの流暢さの育成の試み : 予備的研究
- Can An Online Reading Program Web R2 Help L2 Readers to Develop Reading Fluency? : A Preliminary Investigation
A critical component of L2 reading ability is reading fluency. Extensive Reading is one natural approach to develop reading fluency in a second language by simulating first language acquisition through exposure to large amounts of comprehensible input. Although Extensive Reading has increasingly been introduced to many English classes, some L2 readers still struggle to obtain a sufficient level of input through Extensive Reading during a typical school language course. They also often lack motivation to continue L2 reading and learning after their courses end. The current study attempts to explore whether an online repeated reading program Web R2 is useful in enhancing beginner- to lower-intermediate level English L2 learners. Seven out of 45 freshmen learning English at a university participated in this study. It was found that Web R2 can work for L2 readers’ fluency building and that Repeated Reading may affect them differently depending on their English proficiency level.
語学教育研究論叢 37 131-145, 2020-03-01