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Extensive reading VS Intensive reading

Extensive reading VS Intensive reading

There is no doubt that reading skills are important for language learners as it is the most efficient ways to expand learners’ vocabulary and improve their grammar knowledge. Reading is practical and enjoyable. Two complementary strategies can significantly strengthen reading skills and general language fluency: extensive reading and intensive reading.  Extensive Reading What is Extensive...

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Most Essential Reading Skills

Most Essential Reading Skills

At first glance, reading may seem a learning skill which can be acquired with ease. However, reading requires very complex cognitive skills. For ESL students, particularly, proper reading skills are not only important in terms of the comprehension of the reading material but also for the ability to analyze texts and understand their messages.  In...

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Is reading aloud still legal?

Is reading aloud still legal?

Reading aloud has recently been stigmatized in modern classrooms. The reasons are simple: we don’t read aloud that much in real life, it doesn’t improve speaking skills, it’s far from being communicative.  Sounds reasonable, you might say. However, reading aloud still has its benefits, especially while teaching teens and adults. First, it links written and...

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Stages of a Reading Lesson

Stages of a Reading Lesson

Practicing reading skills is one of the cornerstones of language learning. They not only improve the overall language competence but also enhance the learners’ critical thinking, analytical skills and as a source of information. In order to have a productive reading session the teacher must conduct the lesson following  these stages: pre-reading – to prepare...

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Narrow reading

Narrow reading

Have you ever heard of narrow reading? What’s that? This term was introduced and popularized by a linguist Stephen Krashen. Narrow reading alongside with narrow listening means consuming a variety of texts on the same, ‘narrow’ topic. They might be books written by one author or just a selection of stories around a student’s scope...

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Shared reading

Shared reading

If you don’t know how to vary activities in your class and how to enhance students’ comprehension, then shared reading is exactly for you. What is it – ‘Shared Reading’? Shared reading is an interactive way of reading literature; a teacher reads a book or a novel aloud (thus modelling the way students may read...

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