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Pages: 4046-4050
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain

A TASK-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING READING

E. Mounts1, L. Smirnova2

1Defense Language Institute (UNITED STATES)
2Kazakh-British Technical University International School of Economics and Social Studies (KAZAKHSTAN)
The paper describes one of the ways of developing intermediate level reading skills through a variety of pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading tasks. Reading in a target language is a complex interactive process that encompasses two important acquisition areas - understanding information and enhancing language proficiency. The complex nature of the process necessitates special approaches to task development.
The paper focuses on a technique of paragraph-by-paragraph reading, with a paragraph viewed as a minitext with its own semantic and structural organization. Its content, structure, and linguistic peculiarities should influence the teacher’s selection of planning strategies and determine the design of specific tasks that are essential for facilitating comprehension. Tasks may aim at obtaining and understanding information, as well as evaluating and reflecting on it. The authors give examples of different types of tasks with itemized steps and discuss the advantages of the paragraph-by-paragraph approach in teaching reading.
@InProceedings{MOUNTS2011ATA,
author = {Mounts, E. and Smirnova, L.},
title = {A TASK-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING READING},
series = {5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-7423-3},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {4046-4050}}
TY - CONF
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TI - A TASK-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING READING
SN - 978-84-614-7423-3/2340-1079
PY - 2011
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CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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E. Mounts, L. Smirnova (2011) A TASK-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING READING, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 4046-4050.
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