Journal of Foreign Language Education and Technology

Parent Support for English:A WeakPredictor of Parent and StudentPleasure Reading in English


Kyung-Sook Cho, Stephen Krashen

To study the extent of Korean adults’ and their children’s English reading habits, parents responded to a questionnaire while attending a school workshop on English development. Parents were enthusiastic supporters of English education, but neither the parents nor their children had an English reading habit. Parent reading and support for English were only weakly related to frequency of children’s reading in English. Other factors, such as access to English reading material and the nature of English instruction are possible predictors of English reading among young people in Korea.


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