Renée M. Meyer (M.A., The George Washington University) is a senior research linguist for the Department of Defense, Fort George G. Meade, MD.
Getting Started: Reading Techniques That Work From the Very First Day
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1988 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 423–431, October 1988
How to Cite
Meyer, R. M. and Tetrault, E. W. (1988), Getting Started: Reading Techniques That Work From the Very First Day. Foreign Language Annals, 21: 423–431. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1988.tb01091.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT In presenting workshops at Department of Defense schools and other institutions, the authors have encountered teachers who like the idea of a proficiency-based approach, but argue that it will not work for their languages, at least not with beginners. This article sets forth a number of reading techniques and activities that demonstrate the feasibility of using real foreign language texts and proficiency-oriented tasks at the earliest stages of a beginning course.