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Freedman, Leora – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
An adaptation of the traditional literary concept of close reading was developed for use in a largely multilingual classroom in which both first language (L1) and second language (L2) students were struggling to comprehend theoretical, lexically dense texts in English. This simplified method of reading a text iteratively and critically is proving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Reading, Reading Strategies, Multilingualism
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Freedman, Leora – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, English (Second Language)