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Action Research into Reading Activities for Building Motivation and Skills
This short presentation reports on action research into the baseline reading profiles of students and factors that may have impacted on learners’ past reading experiences. A reading project with graded reading, timed reading, and Reader’s Theatre was introduced to build skills and motivation for low proficiency university freshmen in Japan.
Greg Rouault is currently an Associate Professor at Hiroshima Shudo University in Japan, where he has been teaching EFL for over 20 years to a variety of learners, ages and proficiency levels in a wide range of contexts (conversation classes, 4-skills courses, content-based curricula, EAP/ESP, and business English for company employees). Greg has a Master of Applied Linguistics with a specialty in Language Program Management from Macquarie University and conducts research in business communication and ER.