Explicit Instruction, Comic Strips and ESP Reading Comprehension

Eny Kusumawati

Abstract

Vocabulary plays the important role in language learning. However, the vocabulary used in language, whether implicitly or explicitly, becomes the central discussion in language literature. In this study, comic strips were used to investigate the development of the learner to enhance their reading comprehension explicitly. Quasi experimental with posttest design involved 54 engineering students of Polytechnics was employed in this study. Students were organized into two groups with two different treatments, the first group was presented with comic strips and the second group was presented text only. Independent sample T-test used in analyzing the data revealed that the group receiving comic strips as their treatment to enhance their reading comprehension outperformed the group receiving text only as their treatment in comprehending reading. In addition, to offering pedagogical suggestion that the practitioners can take into account in teaching reading, especially in ESP context, to improve students’ comprehension in reading.

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Kusumawati E. (2017). Explicit Instruction, Comic Strips and ESP Reading Comprehension.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 127-133. DOI: 10.5220/0007163201270133


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Eny Kusumawati},
title={Explicit Instruction, Comic Strips and ESP Reading Comprehension},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={127-133},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007163201270133},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Explicit Instruction, Comic Strips and ESP Reading Comprehension
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Kusumawati E.
PY - 2017
SP - 127
EP - 133
DO - 10.5220/0007163201270133