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Talking Presentations: Reading Enrichment

July12

“My students DO NOT READ”. Please leave a comment to this post if you have heard this statement or voiced it yourself. Unfortunately one of the common concerns of our modern day is that Turkish L2 learners of English often do not read very much.

My friend/colleague Amy (Erenay) conducted an action reserach to foster reading enrichment among a group of Turkish university students. She tried out a reading intervention which comprised of a battery of reading skills and strategy training to see whether this would lead to any difference in terms of reading comprehension. She kindly accepted to talk about this class-based research in the presentation below.
Enjoy 🙂

2 Comments to

“Talking Presentations: Reading Enrichment”

  1. July 13th, 2012 at 1:31 pm       Manoranjan Dhaliwal Says:

    Interest in reading has declined all over the world. The reasons for this are ample. In my opinion, applying or trying to apply too many strategies to encourage reading may create chaos in both teaching and learning how to read. The very simple method of leading in the students to the topic of the text, engaging their interest, doing some word-mapping for vocabulary and creating some questions works really well. I am saying this from having taught EFL to university students. I have seen this working in the class and students like to fetch some more information on the topic outside of the class to quell their curiosity. The important thing here is to have an interesting topic and a more interesting lead-in to the topic.

    Congratulations to Amy for her research and a precise presentation.


  2. July 15th, 2012 at 9:31 am       aslisaglam Says:

    Hello, I am with you on fostering reading engagement by raising curiosity and capturing learners’ interest. I also believe that among many other methods, e.g. using graphic organisers, extensive reading may have a huge impact on reading motivation. Thanks for your comment, very much appreciated.


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