Vol.10, No.4, November 2021.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Foreign Language Reading Comprehension in the Context of Internet Use


Anikó Ficzere, Eva Stranovská, Zdenka Gadušová


© 2021 Zdenka Gadušová, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 1983-1991, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM104-64, November 2021.


Received: 16 July 2021.

Revised:  09 November 2021.
Accepted: 15 November 2021.
Published: 26 November 2021.




Reading comprehension is a complex mental performance of an individual, which is strongly influenced by the modern phenomenon of the use of the Internet. The main goal of the study is to examine the relationship between foreign language reading comprehension (in English and German) and the Internet use (time spent on the Internet, the Internet addiction). The results of the research confirmed negative relationship between the time spent online and reading comprehension in German. Internet addiction is positively correlated with reading comprehension in English, this relationship is influenced by demographic variables of students’ gender and the type of school attended.


Keywords –the Internet use, the Internet addiction, foreign language, reading comprehension, demographic variables.



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