Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: A case study involving engineering students

  • Julia Valeska Barraza
Keywords: interactive graphic organiser, strategies, technology, English reading comprehension, engineering students (en_US)

Abstract (en_US)

This qualitative study engaged a group of engineering students in the use of interactive graphical and technological strategies called IGOs (interactive, graphic organisers) software in order to improve their level of EFL reading comprehension. The learners were asked to use three different types of IGOs, causes and effects, a sequence of events and pros and cons. Data was gathered through an opinion’s survey with the intention of collecting and evaluating the students’ perceptions on the use of the IGOs software. Findings revealed that most of the learners answered positively. Students also expressed they wanted more opportunities to use this software; because they not only could improve their scores but also, they enjoyed the experience they had using the new strategies software.


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How to Cite
Barraza, J. V. (2014). Using interactive graphical and technological strategies for EFL reading comprehension: A case study involving engineering students. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 16(1), 29-39.
Published: 2014-01-01
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