Qualitative Research on English as Foreign Language Reading in Indonesia, Quo Vadis?

Harits Masduqi(1*), Fatimah Fatimah(2), Arif Subiyanto(3)
(1) Universitas Negeri Malang
(2) The University of Sydney
(3) Universitas Negeri Malang
(*) Corresponding Author
DOI : 10.24256/itj.v3i2.1805


Reading is a multidimensional, intellectual activity, which requires specific skills and strategies. Indonesian researchers have conducted research addressing various issues in reading in the domain of English as Foreign Language/EFL. This article reviews the current development of theories and models of EFL reading and qualitative research in EFL reading in Indonesia. Through the discussion of theoretical and practical perspectives, it is expected that EFL reading researchers and teachers in Indonesia are interested in promoting and conducting studies not only on the effectiveness of intensive reading, but also of extensive reading in their academic institutions. In this way, their students will have sufficient opportunities to gain competence in both types of reading and capability in using their English knowledge to capitalize on the advancement of science and technology in the global world.


EFL reading; extensive reading; intensive reading; models of reading


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