The Effects of Extensive Reading on Students’ Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Retention

The Extensive Reading is the one of the activity in which help the students to get used to in reading English without any strict rules; no need to look for the main idea or specific informations. They just need to get the gist in general understanding purpose of reading along with no question-answer in the end of the activity. They just need to enjoy what is in their hands The purpose of the study are: 1) to investigate whether the Extensive Reading Programme could effect the Reading Comprehension; and 2) to reveal whether there is a progress of Vocabulary Retention after the treatmen. After analyzing the data, the results are; there is no significant effect after the implementation of the Extensive reading program and there is no significant progress of Vocabulary Retention after the treatment. The main reasons of  insignificance effectsare due to the duration of the implementation and over generalization of the population. the practical contribution for the teacher, students, and future reserachers; teacher could implement this certain activity asone of the variaty in teaching English, for the students supposedly to see which genre that they look interested, and for the future researchers, they could have the similar study but with great amount of time in the implementation.


  1. Utami Widiati, M.A., Ph.D.
  2. A. Effendi Kadarisman, M.A., Ph.D.


  1. Dosen Prodi                : Dr. Suharmanto, M.Pd
  2. Dosen Pendidikan       : Dr. Anselmus JE. Toenlioe, M.Pd.

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