Acquiring standard spoken English through extensive reading : a case study

Cook, Thomas (2020) Acquiring standard spoken English through extensive reading : a case study. Language and Language Teaching, 9 (1). pp. 10-15. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

An immigrant, who worked in an American machine shop, acquired polite standard spoken English by reading romance novels in an 18-week adult extensive-reading ESL class. Fulltime employment in the machine shop and once-a-week class discussions provided the only places where the studentwasroutinely exposed to spoken English.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Cook, Thomas
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: EFL, Extensive reading, Sustained silent reading, Standard spoken English
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2185
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