Reassessing the principles of teaching reading
The last few years have seen the publication of thought-provoking research on reading skills, e.g. Khalifa and Weir (2008-9) and Grabe (2009). These studies indicate that the effectiveness of the ‘subskills’ approach is in doubt, e.g. teaching learners how to skim and read for gist. In this workshop we review the research evidence and consider the implications for classroom teaching.