Using Repeated- Reading and Listening –While- Reading via Text-To- Speech APPs. in Developing Fluency and Comprehension

Eman Abdel-Reheem Amin


One of the challenges in teaching a foreign language is: finding appropriate ways to enable students to develop their reading fluency and comprehension. Repeated reading and listening-while-reading are two significant strategies that enhance students’ fluency and comprehension. This study aimed to develop fluency and comprehension of EFL college students. During the treatment, the teacher trained the students to use some free Text to Speech apps that support oral repeated reading RR and listening while reading LWR activities. Pre-post tests were used to assess students’ reading fluency and comprehension. Data obtained from the tests were analyzed statistically through SPSS software. Results indicated development in students’ reading fluency and comprehension. Conclusions suggested the use of RR and LWR through Text to speech apps to assist the reading skills of higher education students. It is recommended that TTS Apps are promising tools that can be integrated into reading instruction.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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