エイジ シンブン キジ タドク ニ オケル ガクシュウシャ ノ ジョウイメン ノ ヘンカ ニ カンスル ケンキュウ
How EFL Learners Change Affective Dimensions after Extensive Reading of English Newspaper Articles
後藤, 隆昭 ,
ゴトウ, タカアキGoto, Takaaki
122 , 2016-03-25 , 熊本大学
The purpose of this study is to explore affective changes in Japanese college EFL learners after extensive reading of English newspaper articles. The activity was conducted as part of a general class and a remedial class. Both students were required to bring a Japan-related article they found interesting, take turns reading and attach a glossary to facilitate their work. Finally, a questionnaire survey was implemented, with a Likert scale, text-mining and the KJ method. As a result, students’ images of English newspaper articles changed positively, and their interest in reading had been increased. Although there was no significant difference between those two classes, the activity worked for the remedial class. The students also found unexpectedly English newspaper articles easy to read. There is a widely held negative image of English newspaper articles; the image will be changeable in class.