The Use of Multimodal Text in Enhancing Students’ Reading Habit

  • Nur Athirah Jamil Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Azlina Abdul Aziz Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Keywords: reading habit, multimodal text, ESL classroom, students reading habit


Reading habit is a fundamental skill that is necessary for every student's life. However, Malaysia is far from a culture of reading. Therefore, to step forward to a world that enjoys reading, everyone needs to spread good reading habits as soon as possible. Thus, this conceptual paper provides a literature review that is relevant to students' reading habits by using multimodal text. Additionally, it explores reading habits, the importance of reading, multimodal text as instructional material, and the advantages of using multimodal text to improve students' reading habits. By identifying some advantages of using multimodal text in improving students' reading habits, such as making the learning environment more interesting and productive, encouraging more on reading habits and motivate students to read texts with passion. Thus, teachers should be encouraged to develop their own multimodal text to be used in the ESL classroom.

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Jamil, N. A. and Abdul Aziz, A. (2021) “The Use of Multimodal Text in Enhancing Students’ Reading Habit”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(9), pp. 487 - 492. doi: