Impact of the use of authentic material on the reading proficiency of students from reading and conversation in English courses at the Foreign Language Department of the University of El Salvador during the year 2014

González de Hernández, Alma Jeannete and Ventura de Vásquez, Evelyn Vanessa and Calderón, Will Alfredo (2015) Impact of the use of authentic material on the reading proficiency of students from reading and conversation in English courses at the Foreign Language Department of the University of El Salvador during the year 2014. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

Reading is a very important skill in the English learning process. In fact, in recent years, educators and researchers such as Richard and Bamford (2008) have increasingly focused on reading because they have identified the significant impact of reading, especially on academic achievement. Hence, the role of teachers is crucial in terms of providing the students with alternative materials that they would not find in textbooks, in other words, the task of teachers is not to delude the language learner but to prepare him, giving him the awareness and necessary skills so as to understand how language is actually used. Incorporating authentic materials in the process of teaching a foreign language have been considered with the student benefiting from the exposure to real language being used in a real context. Among the aspects that proved positive when using authentic materials were that they are highly motivating, giving a sense of achievement and encourage further reading. They are also very versatile (they can be used different ways to promote different skills) and can be used more than once as well as being updated. Anything can be used as authentic materials but for developing reading one of the most useful sources is the Internet, with large amounts of varied material being easily accessible. In this regard, the current undergraduate research project has the aim to explore the impact of the use of authentic materials in the reading proficiency of students from Readings and Conversation I course. It is often taken for granted that students at this level have developed the skills and strategies needed for academic reading. Actually, they are expected to have reached the C1 Level (CEFF) when they finish the English Advanced II course. However for most of the students that is not the case, in fact, the reading skill has traditionally been put aside in the intensive English courses. Students lack reading techniques, vocabulary and reading habits. Key aspects to become proficient readers in any language.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lectura ; Estudiantes ; Conversación
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Msc Carlos Ferrer
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 20:15
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 20:19
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/20617

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