The Reading Strategy Use Profile of EFL Learners

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Caner M., Vural E., Yalçın I.

LANGUAGE TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.4, no.1, pp.1-12, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.35207/later.932002
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to explore foreign language reading strategy use profile of the prep-school students at a Turkish university with reference to the proficiency levels, genders, and the majors of the participants.  The participants were 186 Turkish students enrolled in various levels of intensive English courses at a prep-school in a Turkish university.  The present study adopted a cross sectional quantitative research design and its data was gathered by means of a foreign language reading strategy questionnaire. The analysis of the findings indicated that focal participants of this study generally use global reading strategies (x̅ 4.52), problem-solving strategies (x̅ 3.67), and support strategies (x̅ 3.16) respectively. In terms of gender, and the majors of the participants, it was found that the difference is not significant in both variables.  As for the proficiency levels of the participants, it was found that low proficient students use more reading strategies than the high proficient students do in general.