Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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EDUC 8562

Teaching of Reading

Teaching of Reading (EDUC 8562) aims to equip pre- and in-service teachers with the basic skills needed for effective L2 reading instruction, with a primary (though not exclusive) emphasis on ESL, EFL, and EAP instruction in secondary and post-secondary settings. This course (1) explores chief theoretical underpinnings of current approaches to L2 literacy education, (2) examines selected theoretical and pedagogical controversies, and (3) introduces tools for planning and executing meaningful reading instruction. Subtopics include sociocultural aspects of literacy, comprehension processes, reading strategies, lexical learning, materials selection and adaptation, instructional planning, and approaches to L2 literacy assessment. Required readings, classroom activities, and assignments are designed to acquaint participants with key themes in contemporary L2 literacy studies. By fulfilling course requirements, successful candidates will be able to:

• Articulate core issues in current L2 literacy theory, reading theory, and research;

• Recognize the extraordinary demands placed on novice L2 readers;

• Undertake responsible, evidence-based course planning for L2 literacy education;

• Select and assess appropriate source materials for L2 reading instruction;

• Design and execute effective intensive reading lessons;

• Devise, deploy, and evaluate sound assessment instruments suitable for a range of socio-educational settings.

Language Education
Transltn, Interpret & Lang Edu
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Spring 2019 - MIIS

EDUC8562A-S19 Lecture (Hedgcock)