Developing Competency Based Reading Materials for English Laboratory at Tertiary Education

Tjahjaning Tingastuti Surjosuseno


This research report is aimed at developing competency based reading materials for English laboratory after it isproved that in preliminary research using 212 respondents from semester two to six and the reading teachers, it’s turnedout that they need them. Further more, the English Department has not found the right developing competency basedReading Materials for Laboratory English Subject (LRS) which are interesting and motivating yet. Here with, thewriter suggests good materials (valid, reliable and economical) to be used in LRS given to enhance students’achievement in Reading. These materials have been tried out by the researcher four times and revised twice by expertsin language and technology. From statistical point of view of T test, using the results of gain scores of pre-post test, itproved that the software and CD products which used native speakers’ sound with various kinds of questions are goodand are able to enhance students’ reading achievement. The result of the T test also confirmed that students’achievement enhance 12% from the pre- test’s achievement.

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

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