ERIC Number: ED213269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Forgotten Third Skill: Reading in a Foreign Language.
This book examines the nature and processes of reading in a foreign language and the implications for instruction and teacher training. The questions are addressed in five parts as follows: (1) the case for foreign language literacy, which includes a discussion of objectives, other language learning skills, shifting emphasis and reading readiness; (2) a review of experiments in second language reading; (3) theoretical bases of planning reading programs, including discussion of the practising teacher, the disadvantaged reader, psycholinguistics, the young ESL reader, and foreign language phonics; (4) practical approaches and teaching strategies, motivation, the content of reading texts, differences between first and second language reading, stages in reading, and extended reading; and (5) implications for teacher training, including preparation of reading materials, the teachers' own foreign language reading, organizing workshops, and the role of the foreign language advisor. The study concluded with a summary of the conclusions of three appendices containing reading passages used in various experiments in England. (AMH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Native Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content
Pergamon Press, Inc., Maxwell House, Fairview Park, Elmsford, NY 10523 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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