5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences
abstract:The main purpose of this study is to help improve Taiwanese college students’ English reading comprehension. The participants in this study were freshmen enrolled in the departments of Mechanical and Business at the De Lin Institute of Technology in Taiwan. First, this study was to investigate what kinds of reading comprehension strategies used by the college students to comprehend the text in English. Furthermore, the study was to explore whether there is a difference in applying the comprehension strategies during the reading process between the two groups of participants. As well, implications for improving the instruction of Taiwanese college students’ English reading comprehension are presented.