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ESL learners’ online research and comprehension strategies

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Sain, N, Bown, A ORCID: 0000-0003-3735-7006, Fluck, A ORCID: 0000-0003-1301-4615 and Kebble, P ORCID: 0000-0002-9934-3657 2017 , 'ESL learners’ online research and comprehension strategies', in K Borthwick and L Bradley and S Thouësny (eds.), CALL in a climate of change: adapting to turbulent global conditions – short papers from EUROCALL 2017 , Researchpublishing.net, France, pp. 271-276 , doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2017.eurocall2017.725.

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Abstract

In order to enhance second language (L2) acquisition, English as a Second Language (ESL) students are encouraged to exploit the abundant information and opportunities for authentic language use afforded by the Internet. This study investigated the online research and comprehension strategies employed by ESL learners in a public university in Malaysia. The study was descriptive and the data was collected via the Qualtrics survey system. Data analysis demonstrated the most and least frequently used online research and comprehension strategies of 74 ESL undergraduates and uncovered an overview of the ESL undergraduates’ existing online research and comprehension strategies. The findings suggest that explicit training in the area of online research and comprehension processes is worth pursuing in the development of online study skills. This study also presents validation of a survey instrument used within the study to assess ESL learners’ online research andcomprehension strategies.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Sain, N and Bown, A and Fluck, A and Kebble, P
Keywords: online research strategies, digital literacies, ESL learners, Asia
Journal or Publication Title: CALL in a climate of change: adapting to turbulent global conditions – short papers from EUROCALL 2017
Publisher: Researchpublishing.net
DOI / ID Number: 10.14705/rpnet.2017.eurocall2017.725
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Copyright 2017 Noridah Sain, Andy Bown, Andrew Fluck, and Paul Kebble. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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