An Investigation On English Reading Comprehension Problems In Indonesian Cultural Contexts

Suryanto Suryanto(1*),

(1) English Education Department, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Jl. Lingkar Selatan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


One of the keys to improve literacies in various fields in this globalizing world is English reading comprehension skills since English has been used dominantly in international contexts. In this respect, unavoidably, Indonesian people must possess the English reading comprehension skills in order to get in touch with current global development. However, at present Indonesians still face problems in English reading comprehension skills. This paper aims to investigate the problems faces by Indonesians in their activities to comprehend English texts. This investigation is paramount since by conducting clear identification on these issues the authoritative and responsible parties may use the findings to underpin their endeavors to find better and more accurate solutions to the problems. Using literary studies as the research methodology in writing this paper, the writer reveals that existing reading comprehension problems are composed of cultural-based issues, English teaching and learning concerns, and social-contextual problems


Reading skills, reading comprehension, reading comprehension problems

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