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REVISITING READING PRACTICES IN THE ESP CLASSES. A CASE STUDY
REVISITING READING PRACTICES IN THE ESP CLASSES. A CASE STUDY

Author(s): Cristina Andrada Muresan, Alexandra Cotoc
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura U. T. Press
Keywords: ESP; loud reading; silent reading; specialised texts; CEFR levels.

Summary/Abstract: Reading practices in the classroom have often constituted the subject of debates between researchers in the field of teaching foreign languages, with attitudes ranging from one extreme to another as each of them tried to establish a universally valid approach. Such is the case of reading aloud versus silent reading, a particularly controversial topic with compelling arguments on both sides.As ESP instructors and researchers, we were confronted with having to decide which approach would meet our students’ needs. Therefore, we set out to provide an overview of the most frequently used reading practices and to determine their degree of effectiveness in the case of our students by applying these practices and analysing their outcome and usefulness from several angles.

  • Issue Year: 16/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 83-90
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English