The Efficacy of Collaborative Strategic Reading on the Reading Comprehension of ESP Learners

Zohreh Ziyaeemehr


The present research set out to improve reading comprehension o f ESP learners through CSR (collaborative strategic reading) which teaches reading comprehension strategies and provide opportunities for English language learners to interact effectively with peers. Forty students majoring in electronics of Islamic Azad university of Mahshahr were selected as the participants, and randomly divided into two groups of experimental and control. The participants in the experimental group were taught collaborative strategic reading through using reading strategies namely, previewing, click and clunk, get the gist and wrap-up collaboratively, while the control group received the same hours of instruction through translation. Having received the instruction, an independent samples t-test was made to find possible differences between the two groups. The results were indicative of the effective role of collaborative strategic reading on the reading comprehension of EFL learners. Key words: Collaborative strategic reading; Reading comprehension; ESP


Collaborative strategic reading; Reading comprehension; ESP

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