Out of Madness: Comprehending in a Foreign Language
Marva A. Barnett, Director and Professor, Teaching
Resource Center, University of Virginia
Faculty, Department of French
complex nature of reading in a foreign language requires a set of
will you do in this workshop?
what it is like to read in a language you don't know
strategies you use to read something difficult
some recommended reading strategies
will you gain from this workshop?
will learn basic aspects of second language reading, including
grammar, vocabulary, and meaning interact
language and cognition lead to comprehension
background knowledge, or schemata, play role
important problem-solving skills are
will get proven techniques for helping students learn to read
will consider how to apply new ideas to your courses.