Extensive Reading and Listening in the L2 Classroom (…
Extensive Reading and Listening in the L2 Classroom
According to Carell and Carson;''Extensive reading generally involves rapid reading of large quantities of material for general undestanding''.
Grabe and Stoller:''ER is defines as an approach to the teaching and learning of reading in which learners read large amounts of material that are within their linguistic competence''.
ER involves L2 students reading large amounts of motivating.It focuses on meaning rather than form.
to increase student motivation
to increase student confidence and reading fluency
It improves a healthy
Schools often have limited resources to implement ER and EL
Lack of Internet access
Coursebooks can provide legitimacy
to help to develop listening fluency
to improve global understanding of spoken language
Ability to deal with speech rate
Oral word recognition skill
can provide L2 learners numerous
opportunities to experience a higher and deeper level of language comprehension
(EL) is a way to improve your listening fluency and involves high levels of comprehension
Principles for Implementing ER and EL
The objectives of the ER\EL programmes should be made clear to everyone involved
The programmes should ensure that students read and listen in quantity
The programmes should make available reading and listening materials which are within students' linguistic competence
Teachers should provide on-going support to every student especially those who need help most with their reading and listening
Student's motivation should be kept high throughout the programmes
Teachers should provide interesting and enjoyable post-reading and listening activities.