Developing EFL Reading Comprehension Skills through a suggested program based on the Communicative Language Teaching Approach among second year Faculty of Specific Education Students

1Dr. Ahmed AbdelfatahAbdelhameed, Dr.Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim, Dr. Azza El-Marsafy, Dr.Nadia LotfyAbdelhalimMohame

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Abstract:

The aim of this study was to develop EFL reading comprehension skills among Faculty of Specific Education students through a suggested program based on the communicative language teaching approach in the light of academic standards. The quasi-experimental design was used. The participants were 80 students who were randomly divided into two groups : experimental (40) and control (40) from the Faculty of Specific Education , Zagazig University in the first term of the academic year 2019/2020.The instruments and the materials of the study were : a) reading comprehension skills checklist , b) reading comprehension test ,c) Rubric for grading the reading comprehension test , and the program based on the communicative language teaching approach was taught for two months .The experimental group was taught through the program .On the other hand , the control group was taught using the regular method . The results indicated that there was a statistically significant difference between the mean scores of both groups in the reading comprehension skills, in favor of the experimental group .It was concluded that the present study proved that the program based on the communicative language teaching approach had a positive effect on developing reading comprehension skills for the second year Faculty of Specific Education students.

Keywords:

reading comprehension – communicative teaching

Paper Details
Month10
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 10
Pages5184-5191