Focusing on EFL Reading: Theory and Practice

Focusing on EFL Reading: Theory and Practice

by Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
     
 

Reading, a complex and multi-faceted skill, is essential for life and academic success. While its mysteries still baffle first-language research, the nature of reading in a foreign language presents an even greater puzzle. However, given reading's importance for EFL students who study their specializations in English, and whose future employment may depend on their

Overview

Reading, a complex and multi-faceted skill, is essential for life and academic success. While its mysteries still baffle first-language research, the nature of reading in a foreign language presents an even greater puzzle. However, given reading's importance for EFL students who study their specializations in English, and whose future employment may depend on their competence in it, researchers must continue to investigate foreign language reading and devise ways of improving students' capacity for it. Hence, this book, with its thorough coverage of up-to-date theory, practice and research, will be of great value in today's educational context. As they strive to understand reading and help EFL students to acquire it, researchers and language teachers will find much of value here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443854207
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2014
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi is an Associate Professor of English at Oman's Sultan Qaboos University, where she has worked for 20 years, teaching such courses as academic writing, communication, business English, research, and sociolinguistics. While holding many academic and administrative positions, she has coordinated tertiary English courses and an ESP program for the university's College of Science, and, during four years as Director of its Language Center, pioneered initiatives in English instruction for both university staff and the local community, and set up an IELTS Testing Centre. Dr. Al-Mahrooqi has published widely on English language teaching in Oman, with a major focus on TEFL, reading, literature and communication. Professor Adrian Roscoe, currently teaching at Sultan Qaboos University, was educated in Britain and Canada, and previously held Chairs of English in Africa and New Zealand and a visiting professorship at the State University of New York. With interests in British and post-colonial literature, his writing includes essays, reviews, and books on East, West and Central African literature. Publications with Cambridge and Zell preceded such recent work as his Columbia Guide to Central African Literature (2008) and two books co-edited with Rahma Al-Mahrooqi: Literacy, Literature and Identity: Multiple Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) and Literature Teaching in the EFL Context: New Perspectives (Sultan Qaboos University Academic Publication Board, 2012).

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