ERIC Number: ED201194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Apprenant en langue ou apprenti lecteur? (Language Learner or Apprentice Reader?)
Gremmo, M. J.
Learning to read in a foreign language has always been considered as belonging to the field of language teaching. But there is a case for viewing the learner as training in reading too. This article analyzes the reasons, drawn from research (mostly psycholinguistic) on the reading process, that lead us to consider the learner as an "apprentice reader," and those, stemming mainly from works about the nature of written discourse, that make us continue to regard him as a language learner. It concludes that learning to read in a foreign language is a specific task which draws its characteristics from the three dimensions of the learning situation: the foreign language, the reading process, and the learner himself. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In its Melanges pedagogiques 1980, p45-64.