Extensive reading online: An overview and evaluation

Yu-Chih Sun*

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This study reports on the design and implementation of a reading program - Extensive. Reading Online (ERO) - that aims to offer an online reading platform featuring specific needs for EFL learners in Taiwan. The system includes both teacher and student interfaces. Several reading aids are integrated into the system, such as concordancer help, stage-by-stage reading strategy training, and text annotation functions. ERO was integrated into a college level reading class. Results show that students held a positive attitude toward the reading system. Some recommendations for future improvement are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-446
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Concordancer
  • ESL
  • English
  • Extensive reading
  • Reading strategies
  • Undergraduate
  • World-wide web

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