Youn Ah Jung, Minkyung Yu, Traci Kervin


Reading a story book is considered as an effective way to promote language skills because it has been shown to foster enjoyment and pleasure in reading among language learners, however, there is still insufficient evidence about the effect of the reading on students’ motivation during the silent period to learn a foreign second language. The purpose of this study is to investigate second language learners’ reading motivation, and their language growth among interactions as reading a book during the silent period. Furthermore, this study has an implication to understand how reading a book affects young students when learning a foreign second language as English. 


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