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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Computer-based Concept Mapping: A Technique to improve EFL Students' Reading Comprehension.

This study aimed to investigate the effects of using computer-based concept mapping technique on improving reading comprehension in EFL students in an advanced reading course. The students were registered into an advanced reading course and divided into control and experimental groups. Each group comprised 25 students at Foreign Languages Department, Vinh University. In ten weeks, the experimental group used computerized concept mapping strategies through Inspiration software for presenting topics and the reading passages. In contrast, the control group studied the same passages and topics in the conventional method. A reading comprehension test was administered to both groups before and after the interventions. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference between those who used computer-based concept mapping in reading passages and those who did not. The technique had positive impacts on students' reading skills since the reading score of the post-test increased significantly among the experimental group. Meanwhile, students also showed their enthusiasm and excitement towards this strategy. They admitted that the reading process is much more interesting and tangible. The research verified the effectiveness of this technique in reading comprehension and suggested further research about the use of this technique in other language skills.

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This study aimed to investigate the effects of using computer-based concept mapping technique on improving reading comprehension in EFL students in an advanced reading course. The students were registered into an advanced reading course and divided into control and experimental groups. Each group comprised 25 students at Foreign Languages Department, Vinh University. In ten weeks, the experimental group used computerized concept mapping strategies through Inspiration software for presenting topics and the reading passages. In contrast, the control group studied the same passages and topics in the conventional method. A reading comprehension test was administered to both groups before and after the interventions. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference between those who used computer-based concept mapping in reading passages and those who did not. The technique had positive impacts on students' reading skills since the reading score of the post-test increased significantly among the experimental group. Meanwhile, students also showed their enthusiasm and excitement towards this strategy. They admitted that the reading process is much more interesting and tangible. The research verified the effectiveness of this technique in reading comprehension and suggested further research about the use of this technique in other language skills.

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Vinh University
Giảng viên
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Đại học Vinh
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Ms. Giang Nguyen
Lecturer
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Hanoi National Economics University
Lecturer
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ULIS-VNU
Lecturer
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Vinh University
Mrs. Quynh Nguyen
Lecturer
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Thai Nguyen University of Sciences
Mr. Trần Giang Nam
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Vinh University
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