International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Exploring Senior High School Students’ Difficulties and Strategies for Reading L1 and L2 Texts in Taiwan
Cheng-Chang Tsai

This study is an attempt to explore proficient Taiwanese senior high school students’ difficulties and strategies toward L1 (Chinese) and L 2 (English) Reading. A total of eight proficient students participated in this study. An in-depth face to face interview was adopted for data collection. Through the enthusiastic response of the students, we can gain an overall understanding of their reading difficulties and strategies toward Chinese and English reading. This study shows that there are some similarities and differences between Chinese and English reading perceptions. Based on the findings of this study, classroom teachers will be able to design more effective reading strategy curriculum and instruction geared to the students’ needs.

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