Date: 08-Oct-2005 From: Dr. Meena Singhal <editorsreadingmatrix.com> Subject: Teaching Reading to Adult Second Language Learners: Singhal
Title: Teaching Reading to Adult Second Language Learners
Subtitle: Theoretical Foundations, Pedagogical Applications, and Current Issues
Publisher: The Reading Matrix
This book is designed to serve as a teacher resource book for pre- and in-service reading and ESL teachers. It can also serve as a university textbook for courses on L2 reading methods, reading instruction, or in teacher preparation courses which focus on reading. This text provides an overview of various theoretical frameworks as they apply to reading, the relevant areas of research in the areas of second language and foreign language reading, and the connection of such theories to the teaching and learning of reading. The text aims to provide reading teachers and language instructors with an understanding of the reading process, L2/FL readers, and the ways in which to build reading skills, particularly academic reading skills and comprehension skills. The opening chapters provide teachers and students in reading and language methodology classes with a broad theoretical basis for developing effective classroom methods in the reading class. The remaining chapters provide practical information relating to effective teaching methods, reading assessment, and design and planning of a reading course. The text focuses on both theory and practice leading to a holistic understanding of second language reading and L2/FL readers.