THE EFFECT OF DIGITAL READING ON EFL LEARNERS' READING COMPREHENSION

Authors

  • Saqr Al Khazaleh Yarmouk University

Abstract

The main objective of the current study is to investigate how digital reading can have an influence on the improvement of EFL learners’ reading comprehension. The sample of this study was comprised of 32 males studying at the Al Mafraq First Basic School for Boys in Jordon. The study participants were enrolled in the 1st semester of the educational session 2020/2021. All the participants were categorized into a couple of groups namely the experimental and control groups whereby the participants in the former group employed digital reading to facilitate their reading comprehension while those in the latter group employed conventional system for this purpose. The effectiveness of both the mentioned methods was assessed by conducting a test. The test outcomes revealed that the reading comprehension of the experimental group outshined that of the control group. A positive outlook of the participants in the experimental group with respect to the use of digital reading was also discovered. Overall, it was concluded that digital reading proved effective in enhancing reading comprehension skills in learners both inside and outside the class.

 

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Published

2021-03-31