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ERIC Number: EJ1107902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Translation and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension: A Neglected Didactic Procedure
Mahmoud, Abdulmoneim
English Teaching Forum, v44 n4 p28-33, 40 2006
In reviewing views on the use of L1 in L2 classrooms, the author argues for the benefits of using L1. The author argues for the benefits of written translation activities based on the ideas that translation uses authentic materials, is interactive, learner-centered, and promotes learner autonomy. The author also argues that written translation activities can be used as a post-reading activity to check learners' reading comprehension and provide items for future tests. A sample activity is given and suggestions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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