Document Type : Original Article


M.A. in TESL, Northern Arizona University


This research paper is intended to study the effects of creating audiobooks on developing the reading skills of the Afghan EFL sophomore students of the English Department at Herat University, Afghanistan. Students were provided with an opportunity to create audiobooks for the simplified novel they read in groups. In the end, students reflected on their experience of creating audiobooks by completing a questionnaire. Data obtained from the questionnaire was quantitatively analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings of the questionnaire were analyzed and sorted into five categories: the level of motivation, the development of reading skills, the level of difficulty, the participants' experience in working in groups, and the language development aspect of the participants while creating audiobooks for extensive reading purposes. The study results suggest that creating audiobooks as a comprehensive reading tool was motivating and beneficial in developing the overall language skills of the Afghan EFL sophomore students.


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