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ERIC Number: ED062848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-28
Pages: 14
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Experiments with an ESOL Reading Laboratory.
Ahrens, Patricia
The reading laboratory has been developed to supplement intensive reading work for adult foreign students developing English-as-a-second-language skills at the American Language Institute. The laboratory is designed to suggest to students that there is a variety of reading tasks and a variety of reading strategies related to the tasks, to offer the individual student an opportunity to practice these tasks and strategies at the level and pace best suited to his own reading ability, and to build reading confidence. Emphasis is placed on reading for information. No undue pressure is put on the student to increase his reading rate as an end in itself. A presentation introducing a new strategy in the laboratory lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by exercises. Finding suitable materials poses the biggest problem; materials must be self-correctional so that students may proceed at their own pace. (Author/VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Sixth Annual TESOL Convention, Washington, D.C., February 28, 1972