The Effect of Lean Methodology on EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension Performance

Keywords: EFL Learners, English Language Teaching, Lean, Reading Comprehension Skills, Waste


As the demands of English language learners should be satisfied, the question of various teaching techniques has become contentious in classrooms. Lean, a cutting-edge approach, provides a successful way to learn a language. Teachers must employ efficient teaching strategies to accomplish their goals and excite learners. The current study looked into how teaching English as a second language affected students' ability to read comprehension. A control group and an experimental group were utilized in a pre-post-test quasi-experimental design. Following the pre-test, the experimental group received the treatment whereas the control group did not. For the analysis, 40 language learners from a language school in Erbil, Iraq, were taken into consideration. Lean was also disseminated to the participants to help them determine their aims before being applied as a teaching approach to the students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the statistical analysis (i.e., Independent samples t-test). In terms of how the two groups performed on the pre- and post-tests. It was discovered that the scores were different in a significant manner. This brand-new Lean education strategy has been demonstrated in this research conducted in the context of Iraq to improve learning outcomes (in this case, reading comprehension skills), complete the curriculum on schedule, and eliminate any specific waste.


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Author Biographies

Samrand Amini, Department of General Education, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Samrand Amini holds a Ph.D. degree in English Language Teaching (ELT). He has been studying English for 21 years at different language institutes and universities. Currently, He is a Lecturer at the Department of General Education at Cihan University, Erbil, Iraq. His reearch interest is English Language Teaching.

Ahmed A.A Abd Ali, Department of General Education, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Ahmed Abd Aoun Abd Ali is a a Lecturer (Full) with a Ph.D. degree in Methods of teaching mathematics at the Department of General Education at Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq. His research interest includes Methods of teaching and Learning Mathematics, Blended Learning and E- learning

Shirin Shiralizadeh, Department of English, Islamic Azad University of Urmia, Iran

Shirin Shiralizadeh holds a BA in English Translation and an MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) from the Islamic Azad University of Urmia, Iran. With over 8 years of experience, she has actively contributed to language education by teaching English in various institutes and private classes. Shirin's academic achievements and extensive teaching background reflect her commitment to advancing language learning and pedagogy.


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How to Cite
Amini, S., Abd Ali, A., & Shiralizadeh, S. (2024). The Effect of Lean Methodology on EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension Performance. Cihan University-Erbil Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), 29-33.