The Effects of Journaling on Taiwanese EFL Students’ Extensive Reading Habits and Attitudes

Keith M. Graham*

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This research study examines the effects of journaling on the extensive reading habits and attitudes of Taiwanese English as a foreign language (EFL) students. The study was conducted with eleven eighth grade students enrolled in a private junior high school in northern Taiwan. Students were asked to submit weekly journal letters online to their teacher about English novels read outside of class. The teacher responded with comments and questions. Data from the study show that using journaling as an activity increased the amount of extensive reading done in English as well as improved many students’ attitudes toward extensive reading.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalAccents Asia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr

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