Meaning-making in the first and second language

Reading strategies of Malaysian students

Nooreiny Maarof, Rohaya Yaacob

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Abstract

Malaysian secondary school students, often proficient readers in their L1, are not necessarily good readers in the L2 (English). This study investigated L1 and L2 reading strategies of nine selected technical secondary school Malaysian students from three levels of English proficiency. The students responded to a reading strategy questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. The findings showed that advanced proficiency students used more strategies reading in L2 compared to the other group of students. There was an overlap in the types of strategies used for both L1 and L2 reading across proficiency levels. Implications for ESL/EFL reading strategy instruction are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages211-223
Number of pages13
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Education and Educational Psychology 2010, ICEEPSY 2010 - , Cyprus
Duration: 2 Dec 20105 Dec 2010

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OtherInternational Conference on Education and Educational Psychology 2010, ICEEPSY 2010
CountryCyprus
Period2/12/105/12/10

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Keywords

  • First language
  • Malaysian students
  • Meaning-making
  • Reading strategies
  • Second language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Meaning-making in the first and second language : Reading strategies of Malaysian students. / Maarof, Nooreiny; Yaacob, Rohaya.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 12 2011. p. 211-223.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Maarof, N & Yaacob, R 2011, Meaning-making in the first and second language: Reading strategies of Malaysian students. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 12, pp. 211-223, International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology 2010, ICEEPSY 2010, Cyprus, 2/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.02.029
Maarof, Nooreiny ; Yaacob, Rohaya. / Meaning-making in the first and second language : Reading strategies of Malaysian students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 12 2011. pp. 211-223
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