SOME ASPECTS OF TEACHINHG EXTENSIVE READING TO FIRSTYEAR STUDENTS STUDYING ENGLISH AS THEIR MAJOR


  • Liudmila Lukianenko
Keywords: extensive reading, supervised extensive reading, intensive reading, skimming, scanning, pre-reading, while-reading, post-reading, authentic texts, learner-authentic texts

Abstract

Some aspects of teaching extensive reading to first-year students studying English as their major at faculties of foreign languages in universities are considered. A broad range of techniques and exercises which help teachers develop students’ reading skills on the basis oflong texts with the aim of getting the gist as well as reading for pleasure are suggested at the three stages of extensive reading. Among the skills learners have to acquire are predicting the content of the text from its title, sub-titles, key words and word combinations, gaining a general understanding of what is read, determining the author’s communicative purpose as well as the main function of the text . The article also deals with the problem of the choice of learner-authentic and authentic materials for extensive reading which can be used by first-year students studying in mixed-ability classes. The main focus of the research is on the role of EFL teachers who help students choose reading material starting with adapted texts which correspond to all the criteria of learner-authentic texts, gradually replacing them with authentic materials, articles from newspapers and magazines as well as works by English and American writers.

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Published
2018-10-07
How to Cite
Lukianenko, L. (2018). SOME ASPECTS OF TEACHINHG EXTENSIVE READING TO FIRSTYEAR STUDENTS STUDYING ENGLISH AS THEIR MAJOR. English and American Studies, (15), 60-68. Retrieved from https://anglistika.dp.ua/index.php/AA/article/view/159
Section
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND THE ISSUES OF MULTILINGUALISM