STUDENTS' PERCEPTION IN THE IMPACT OF EXTENSIVE READING COURSE
Aryo Arifuddin, 13322023
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Nowadays, Extensive reading has become an alternative technique for teaching reading. The process of extensive reading involved the students to always read anywhere and anytime because the purpose or extensive reading is enhancing students’ reading skill. This case study aims to investigate students’ perception on extensive reading approach at English Education Department Islamic University of Indonesia. This study was done by using qualitative research design with four respondents from 2 different classes. The data were collected from the interview as the main source, observational notes and documents analysis as the confirmatory data to support the triangulation. This study revealed that Extensive Reading (henceforth ER) approach boost students’ interest in increasing their reading also build students awareness in reading either in class or beyond classroom until it turns into their habits to read more and improve their reading level, thus the students' perception of Extensive Reading course fits the characteristic of extensive reading. Additionally, this study recommend that the efficiency of extensive reading class should be improved, also further study needed to investigate how the lecturer can modify the class to make an output product from Extensive Reading class that can be used continuously through generation, such as story book, dialog book etc.