ERIC Number: ED279200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reading in a Second Language: A Global Skill or a Set of Skills?
The teaching of reading in English as a second language is discussed, and an instructional model is proposed. The functions that reading can serve, the processes involved in reading, and the kinds of materials available for instruction in reading in a second language are examined in these contexts: style and content, problems of interpretation, and the tension between objective and personal meaning. The language of reading texts, both authentic and simplified or contrived, as well as reading exercises, are also considered. The proposed model for classroom instruction integrates different text types, language types, and reading skills and exercises. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a conference of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (20th, Brighton, England, April 1-4, 1986).