International Journal of Language & Linguistics

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

Reading Comprehension Problems Encountered By EFL Students at Ajloun National University
Tasneem Waleed Abu Abeeleh, Dr. Abeer Al-Ghazo, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sobh

This research aimed at investigating the reading comprehension problems encountered by students of Ajloun National University. The study aims also to provide more insight into the factors affecting the students' reading comprehension. For this purpose, the researchers used a questionnaire that includes general statements about the main problems that face students in reading comprehension. The participants of this study were 20 EFL students (10 males & 10 females) from the Department of English Language and Literature at Ajloun National University. The study results indicate that students have high estimation to certain problems they encounter in reading comprehension as a result of the complexity of the texts, anxiety, and word recognition (decoding). The findings of the study also revealed that there were statistically significant differences between male and female students in their reading comprehension challenges in favor of female student

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