Effects of Strategy-Based Instruction on Vietnamese EFL College Students’ Reading Comprehension: A Mixed Method Approach





strategy-based instruction, reading comprehension


Few studies have been quite successful in examining how Strategy-Based Instruction affects students' reading comprehension. However, these studies have only looked at specific reading strategies, like cognitive or metacognitive strategies, and have not used a reading instructions model to look at all phases of pre-, while-, or post-reading. To evaluate the impact of SBI, particularly the reading framework model Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach, on EFL college students' reading comprehension, sixty EFL students at Hau Giang Community College participated.  A mixed-methods approach with tests and semi-structured interviews was used. The conventional approach was used to teach reading to the Control Group, whereas SBI was used for the Experimental Group. The results show that SBI significantly improved the reading comprehension of EFL students. They also have the drive and self-assurance to develop into proficient readers on their own. Therefore, it is suggested that English reading comprehension be taught more widely using SBI.

Author Biographies

Nguyen Thi Lan Phuong, Hau Giang Community College, Vị Thanh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Lan Phuong was a Master's graduate student at Tra Vinh University. She has been teaching English at a Community College in Hau Giang province for more than 10 years. She wishes to apply the appropriate teaching methods that she had learned in her master's course to help her students learn foreign languages.

Nguyen Van Nhat, Hau Giang Community College, Vi Thanh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Van Nhat is a physical education lecturer with a decade and a half of tenure at the Hau Giang Community College in Vi Thanh City, Vietnam. His passion lies in exploring innovative Teaching Methods. He uses the English language in his subject to contribute to enhancing language education and fostering effective learning experiences for students in Vietnam.


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How to Cite

Nguyen, T. L. P., & Nguyen, V. N. (2024). Effects of Strategy-Based Instruction on Vietnamese EFL College Students’ Reading Comprehension: A Mixed Method Approach. International Journal of Language Instruction, 3(1), 43–65. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijli.24314



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