ERIC Number: ED266635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Reading Comprehension in FL Teaching--Combining Knowledge and Skill.
Techniques and approaches useful for developing reading comprehension and reading skills in second language learners are discussed and illustrated with examples from German. Literature is reviewed on: the effectiveness of reading while listening, transfer of skills and knowledge from one language to another, the role of guessing in reading comprehension, and the contrastive method of second language learning. Exercises for vocabulary development, dictionary use, transformation and recognition of difficult common words and cognates, language awareness, inflection, global text comprehension or extensive reading (including recall), and detailed or intensive text comprehension are suggested. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Analysis, Context Clues, Dictionaries, Foreign Countries, German, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills, Material Development, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Transfer of Training, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Practice and Problems in Language Testing 8. Papers presented at the International Language Testing Symposium of the Interuniversitare Sprachtestgruppe (IUS) (8th, Tampere, Finland, November 17-18, 1984); see FL 015 442.