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A Study concerning the effects of inferences by keywords on reading comprehension in Japanese
creator
Kinjo, Naomi
subject
reading
reading process
schemata
inference
keyword
NDC
Education
abstract
It has been recognized that prereading activities are important to improve foreign language learners' reading comprehension. This paper focuses on one of the prereading activities for reading comprehension in Japanese, which is regarded to be effective to activate learners' schemata. Using some keywords included in a text, learners infer the content of the text before reading it. The purpose of this study is to clarify the effect of such an activity. The subjects of this study were the Japanese learners of intermediate level, who are studying at the University of the Ryukyus and a private language school. The result does not show statistically significant difference between the control group and the experimental group. However, it was found that the students like the activity. The activity suggest possibility in order to motivate students to read.
journal title
Journal of International Education, Institute for International Education, Hiroshima University
issue
Issue 5
start page
1
end page
11
date of issued
2001-03-31
publisher
広島大学留学生センター
issn
1342-8934
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
International Student Center
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