Carolyn Gascoigne (PhD, Florida State University) is Associate Professor of French and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska.
Documenting the Initial Second Language Reading Experience: The Readers Speak
Article first published online: 9 SEP 2010
2002 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 35, Issue 5, pages 554–560, September 2002
How to Cite
Gascoigne, C. (2002), Documenting the Initial Second Language Reading Experience: The Readers Speak. Foreign Language Annals, 35: 554–560. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2002.tb02723.x
- Issue published online: 9 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 9 SEP 2010
ABSTRACT: This article documents strategy, affective reactions, and metacognitive assessments of beginning French students encountering their very first French reading exercise via think-aloud and recall protocols. The findings of this exploratory investigation suggest that beginning second language (L2) readers transfer strategies from the first language (L1) and/or other L2 reading experiences to new reading situations, and are able to manage authentic texts from as early as 12 hours of instruction.