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Bernhardt, Elizabeth B. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2010
Mortimer Adler and Charles van Doren wisely remind in "How to Read a Book" (1972) that readers must come to terms with an author "before" beginning the interpretation process. Following this logic, the first question that should be posed about "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" by MLA Ad Hoc Committee on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Second Languages, College Faculty, Language Teachers
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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
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Day, Richard – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2002
Proposes ten principles for an extensive reading approach to teaching reading. The principles deal with the nature of extensive reading and the conditions and methodology necessary for its success. Encourages teachers to use the principles as a tool for examining their beliefs about reading in general and extensive reading in particular, as well…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Reading Instruction
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Prowse, Philip – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2002
Responds to an article that proposes 10 principles for teaching extensive second language reading and proposes its own principles. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Reading Instruction
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Sehlaoui, Abdelilah Salim – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2001
Summarizes challenges in teaching English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) reading in Morocco. Argues that teachers are needed who can change and reconstruct their own identities through sound pedagogical practice and effective leadership. Provides an example of such leadership by describing how and why classroom libraries were created and a regional…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Janzen, Joy; Stoller, Fredericka L. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 1998
Explores steps that teachers can take to integrate strategic-reading instruction into their second-language (L2) classrooms. The steps can help teachers systematically address their students' reading-strategy needs in classes that are devoted either to reading skills alone or to integrated skills, content-based instruction. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Language Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills