ERIC Number: ED433724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reading in the Beginning and Intermediate College Foreign Language Class.
An instructional module designed to help prepare college-level teaching assistants (TAs) for their duties in second language instruction is presented. The module's focus is on the teaching of reading skills and strategies at the beginning and intermediate levels of language instruction. It first looks at arguments in favor of incorporating reading in the communicative language class and basic assumptions about the nature of reading and how they are reflected in classroom practice, and proposes a new second-language reading pedagogy that builds on what has been learned recently about language, language learning, and first and second language reading. Specific methods for approaching a text at both the comprehension and production stages of language learning are then discussed, and the use of learning and reading strategies is explored. Additional sections outline criteria for selecting reading texts and ascertaining students' reading interests. Contains seven annotated references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages), Graduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Language Teachers, Media Selection, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Strategies, Second Language Instruction, Student Interests, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: In its: Out of Class Learning Experiences and Students' Perceptions of Their Impact on English Conversation Skills; see FL 025 966.