Reading Comprehension: English as a Foreign Language Research Paper by gilatush

Reading Comprehension: English as a Foreign Language
An examination of the learning process of reading English as a foreign language.
# 52054 | 3,377 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2004 | IL
Published on Aug 04, 2004 in Education (Reading) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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This paper discusses the skill of reading, which is one of the four skills that are used to teach a second language. Moreover, the writer examines the theories, models and approaches to reading and how teachers should teach Reading in EFL classrooms in Israel.

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"Reading is one of the four skills that are used in the language. The four skills are speaking, listening writing and reading. Each skill is used in order to teach the foreign language in the Efl classroom. However the skills can be divided to pairs: 1. Speaking and listening. 2. Reading and writing. Reading "at first sight, it means that someone can recognize marks and translate them into spoken words" (Wilson, 2002). However, except the reorganization of letters the reader must bring background knowledge and experience in order to understand the text. "Reading is what happens when people look at a text and assign meaning to the written symbols in that text" (Aebersold, 1997). The reading is a process that both the reader and the text are involved in it by interaction. The reader read a text because he wants to get the information and massage from it and understand its meaning. The reader can understand the meaning of the written text that could be different from the meaning of the writer who wrote the text. This can happen due to different influences on the reader which are the reader's family, community and cultural environment. Moreover, the "reading comprehension differs from one reader to another" (Aebersold, 1997)."

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