Developing beginner-level young learners’ reading skills in Kazakhstani public schools

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2020-12-25

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Suleyman Demirel University

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This dissertation focuses on examining how English teachers develop reading skills of primary EFL learners in public schools in Kazakhstan. This qualitative study was carried out using semi-structured interviews with 15 English teachers working in primary public schools across Almaty, Kazakhstan. The findings suggest that a lot of English teachers use the phonics method to teach reading to primary school learners. Teachers find the phonics method to be more effective than other methods. The results of the study indicate that teacher training and gaining experience in the primary EFL classroom play the biggest role in teaching reading better. Teacher training programs should pay more attention to teaching methods aimed at primary EFL learners. The phonics method should be part of the English teacher-training curriculum.

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Dauletkyzy, K. (2020). Developing beginner-level young learners’ reading skills in Kazakhstani public schools (Master's dissertation, Suleyman Demirel University).