Extensive Reading Program: Its impacts on students vocabulary size and reading comprehension
AbstractExtensive Reading (ER) Program in English Department, Petra Christian University used to be taken by first year students in their second semester. It was a one-semester program and integrated in the Reading class. The students had to read 3 level-3 graded readers for one semester. However, since early 2000, this program has been deleted. Moreover, the Reading class is now being integrated with the Writing class. This semester ER program is being reestablished as part of Written English 1 class. In this class the students have low English proficiency level. They lack of vocabulary and have difficulty in understanding reading comprehension. Moreover, their lack of vocabulary affects their writing. All of them have failed Written English 1 twice or thrice. Due to these conditions, the teacher of Written English 1 is integrating ER program in the classroom. The students must read level-1 graded readers provided by the teacher. They read the books outside the classroom. Within one semester they must finish at least 20 books if they want to get points for the program. Since the level-1 books are limited, the students must exchange the books with their friends. After they finish all level-1 books, they can read level-2 books. This paper aims to discuss the impacts of ER program on the students vocabulary size and reading comprehension.
TypeConference or Workshop Item
Wijaya, Henny Putri Saking (2013) Extensive Reading Program: Its impacts on students vocabulary size and reading comprehension. In: 60th TEFLIN International Conference, 27-08-2013 - 29-08-2013, Jakarta - .