Improving English Reading Competence for Middle School Students through Newspapers in Education

영자신문 활용을 통한 중학생의 독해능력 향상

  • Received : 2010.07.30
  • Accepted : 2011.04.15
  • Published : 2011.04.28


The purpose of this study is to research middle school student's reading problem and to suggest how to improve their reading competence through the use of the NIE. For this research, we proposed three research questions of study as below. First, what difference is there in English reading competence between experimental and control group? Second, what difference is there in the English reading competence according to English proficiency? Third, what are the effects of interest and satisfaction through NIE? The subject of a sample was 34 experimental group and 36 control group, total 70 eighth graders in Kwangju. The experimental group had been taught through NIE for 10 weeks. Grammar Translation Method was applied while teaching English to the control group. The data analyzing method was t-test through the statistics program SPSS12.0. Based on the result of this study, NIE approach was effective in improving the students' reading competence. Most of the students who were taught reading by NIE responded that they had more interest and satisfaction in the reading lesson.


Reading;Newspapers in Education


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