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ERIC Number: ED342213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Reading to High School Graduates in Japan.
Christensen, Torkil
Hokusei Junior College Bulletin, v27 p1-16 1990
This paper describes a reading course for the first year of college for Japanese high school graduates. The course has been taught in large classes and utilizes extensive individualization of homework assignments at a level of difficulty that all students can cope with. The course provides students with strategies that will free them from exclusively relying on dictionaries when they are not sure of meanings, and may be seen as a first step for the students to develop the skills necessary for independent reading of English. The first part of the study discusses the status of the students' English reading skills and is followed by the objects and the aims of the course, which include broadening and applying the skills learned in high school, and the application of the various reading strategies and activities students are exposed to during the year. The goal of the course is for students to become capable of reading an English newspaper. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan