THE ROLE OF COGNITIVE PROCESSING IN EFL (ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE) READING SKILLS ACQUISITION
Pages: 301-312 Published: 25 Aug 2014
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Abstract: According to research in mother tongue (L1) reading skills, successive processing - the PASS Theory of Intelligence process - affects reading skills through the sequential analysis and blending of phonemes and syllables. The present paper examines whether this cognitive process predicts also reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL). A group of 81 pupils that had finished their first year of EFL study were administered tests measuring successive processing and EFL decoding sub-skills. The results proved significant relationship between successive processing and decoding skills. These findings emphasize the necessity of successive processing stimulation in FL reading instruction.
Keywords: successive processing, the pass theory of intelligence, decoding sub-skills, english as a foreign language (efl)