Thi Van Anh Duong


This study investigates whether mind-map is an effective learning tool to facilitate Vietnamese EFL undergraduate students’ reading skills and students’ perception towards the use of mind-map. The result indicates a positive attitude of students towards mind-map in generalizing the main ideas of the reading passage and vocabulary acquisition. Findings reveal that using mind-map in reading can help students grab the general idea of the reading text, review the text and new words as well as enhance motivation in reading. However, using mind-map as teaching reading raises some problems for students, such as idea selection and creativity when creating a mind-map. The application of this technique is considered to be useful, yet the fact that whether we should apply it in a team or individual remains unclear, which keeps teachers aware of this issue when applying this technique.


Mind-map, motivation, reading skills, vocabulary acquisition

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