Online systematic guided reading strategies to improve EFL students’ reading performance
Alek – Van-Tuyen Nguyen
The present study aims to examine the effects of incorporating online systematic guided reading strategies (SGRS) on the reading performance of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. The study employed a mixed-method approach with a one-group pre-test and post-test design. The participants were recruited from second-year students majoring in English language. The quantitative data were subjected to statistical analysis using a t-test, while the qualitative data were analyzed and interpreted based on the participants' responses to open-ended survey questions and in-depth interviews regarding the use of online SGRS. The findings indicate that the implementation of SGRS significantly improved the reading performance of EFL students (p < 0.05). The study's implications for EFL teaching and research on learners' reading competence are also discussed in depth.
Key words: Systematic guided reading strategies, reading performance, English written texts, EFL Students