Assistant Professor of French at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska.
Reviewing Reading: Recommendations versus Reality
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2002 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 35, Issue 3, pages 343–348, May 2002
How to Cite
Gascoigne, C. (2002), Reviewing Reading: Recommendations versus Reality. Foreign Language Annals, 35: 343–348. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2002.tb01859.x
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- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT: To determine whether the fruit of research in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) is having an actual affect on students, this article reviews developments in the treatment of second language (L2) reading, revisits recommendations stemming from these developments, and evaluates evidence of the recommendations in recently published college French textbooks. The reviews demonstrate that the profession (textbook authors, publishers, and consumers) has been slow to accept and embrace the findings and recommendations of SLA research.