Some thoughts on teaching reading for new language teachers
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Simpson, Adam John (2014) Some thoughts on teaching reading for new language teachers. ETAS Journal: The Magazine for English Professionals, 31 (2). pp. 30-32.
Reading occurs in our lives on a daily basis. Nevertheless, defining reading is not easy. Different people use the term reading for different purposes, which can cause much confusion. For the context of the language classroom this blog post will concern itself with the notion of reading to extract meaning from a written text. In other words, the text is viewed as a vehicle of communication from the writer to the reader; Aebersold and Field (1997) acknowledge this by stating that it is the interaction between the text and reader that constitutes actual reading . However, simply stating that this is what constitutes reading is to risk forgetting that, in the reading class, the most important thing is that both the teacher and the student should understand the reading process.
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