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ERIC Number: ED222093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Reading Course.
Creemers, F. H. Th.; And Others
A course for improving Dutch reading proficiency of entering university students was developed by the Linguistic and Literacy Studies department of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Dutch secondary school students receive instruction in text-specific approaches to reading but no instruction in reading methodology. The course focuses on the application of a flexible and efficient way of reading that combines reading styles according to the reading purpose. Scanning, search reading, skimming, receptive reading, and responsive reading are taught. The student is expected to progress from reading word by word to flexible use of reading styles in individual reading situations. The course consists of six sessions devoted to discussion and reading assignments. The subject matter of most of the texts is language, literature, and communication. The exercises elicit either surface level facts or deeper level meanings. The texts used for the final test are described. The focus and assignments of each of the six sessions are listed in an appendix. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A