Sessions / Comprehensible Input Hypothesis

Extensive Reading Using Authentic Materials with Elementary and Secondary EFL Students #1556

Fri, Aug 13, 10:30-11:20 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Day 2

This presentation will review an 8-week study that used authentic digital books with elementary and secondary students learning English in a foreign language setting. Participants were at the basic levels of CEFR. Study procedures and outcomes will be discussed.

The application of the Coverage Comprehension Model #1551

Sat, Aug 14, 17:30-18:15 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Day 3

The Coverage Comprehension Model (CCM) describes how learners who know >95-98% or more of the tokens within a text are likely to comprehend it. This presentation explains how the operationalization of the CCM is based on four assumptions that research suggests are incorrect. Teachers and researchers will benefit from understanding this.

Talking past each other: Chinese EFL teachers’ understanding of Extensive Reading #1540

Sat, Aug 14, 19:00-19:20 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Day 3

This presentation reports on findings from an investigation into twenty-four Chinese EFL teachers’ understanding of Extensive Reading (ER). Despite their positive attitude toward ER, results revealed that these teachers’ definition of ER was different from that of researchers in the field of ER.