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Alhaqbani, Ahmad; Riazi, Mehdi – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2012
This paper reports a study that investigated university students' awareness of their reading strategy use when they read Arabic academic texts. One hundred and twenty-two undergraduate L2 Arabic students mostly from Africa and Asia completed a 30-item survey of reading strategies. Results indicated that these students perceived problem-solving…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, College Students
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Robb, Tom – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2002
In response to an article that proposes principles for teaching extensive reading, this article suggests that those principles rely heavily on learners being responsible for their own learning, a concept that is put forth in U.S. educational contexts. Discusses why these principles would need to be altered for use in an Asian context. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Professional Development