Teaching Reading for Japanese EFL Undergraduate Students via Zoom


This paper documents how one teacher taught a reading course online using zoom during COVID-19 for nine second- and third- year EFL undergraduate students in Japan in three phases: (1) getting to know the students, (2) staying attuned to the students’ wants and needs, and (3) getting students to become autonomous learners. Challenges as a result of COVID-19 and a move from classroom teaching to online teaching included difficulties in having students borrow and purchase books and having students conduct extensive reading throughout the course. Implications for teachers teaching reading in EFL contexts not limited to Japan are also provided.

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Gota Hayashi, Tokyo Keizai University, Japan

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Conference: WorldCALL2023
Stream: Reading

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To cite this article:
Hayashi G. (2024) Teaching Reading for Japanese EFL Undergraduate Students via Zoom ISSN: 2759-1182 – WorldCALL2023: Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2759-1182.2023.14
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2759-1182.2023.14

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