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ERIC Number: EJ1014788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Developmental Approaches to the Teaching of EFL Reading
Shin, Kyu-Cheol
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v17 n2 p159-170 2013
In the teaching of foreign language reading, there have been at least three distinctive approaches for communicative competence: grammar translation method, comprehension-questions approach with an emphasis on reading skills and strategies, and extensive reading approach. This paper surveys a selection of recent studies that address important concerns in foreign language reading pedagogy, and discusses the current issues towards fluent reading for learners' communicative competence. And it is shown that how the efficient reading methodologies in EFL context are developed on a chronological basis. In addition, this study poses the reading issues for learners' reading proficiency and discusses the pedagogical implications from the perspective of language acquisition.
Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. Department of English, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Seonghwan-eup, Cheonan-city, Choongnam, Korea 330-707. Tel: +82-2-3290-1995; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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