ERIC Number: ED192565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Proposition pour lire (A Proposal about Reading). Melanges Pedagogiques, No. 10.
The student of English as a second language in the French school system is confronted with morpho-syntactic and lexical difficulties when he or she reads texts on the university level. In addition to these difficulties, the method of approaching the text may also prove to be a problem. A method is outlined to help the student achieve an active and receptive reading skill. The student reads the first sentence of each paragraph prior to reading the whole text. This technique enables him to spot the major pieces of information, to structure the text at the macroscopic level, to predict the content of the paragraphs, and to localize the information. The use of this method in a university-level course is described, and the limitations of the method are discussed. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.