Exploring Second Language Reading: Issues and Strategies

  • AUTHOR: Neil J. Anderson
  • ISBN-13: 9780838466858 
  • 144 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©1999     Published
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About The Product

EXPLORING SECOND LANGUAGE READING: ISSUES AND STRATEGIES is a comprehensive exploration of ESL reading and provides an overview of the key issues and practical strategies for teaching reading effectively.


  • Examines the issues of teaching second language reading from three distinct perspectives: Teachers' Voices, which are authentic accounts of teachers' experiences; Frameworks, which are comprehensive discussions of theoretical issues; and Investigations, which are inquiry-based activities.
  • Provides practical strategies for teaching reading.

About the Contributor

  • Neil J. Anderson

    Neil J. Anderson is a Humanities Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. He also serves as the Coordinator of the English Language Center. Professor Anderson has taught and presented papers and workshops in over 20 countries. His research interests include ELT leadership, second language reading and language learning strategies. He is the author of a teacher education text in the TeacherSource series entitled Exploring Second Language Reading: Issues and Strategies (1999, Heinle Cengage) and an EFL reading series ACTIVE Skills for Reading (2007/2008 Heinle Cengage). He is also the author of the ELT Advantage: Reading on-line professional development (2006, Heinle Cengage). During 2002-2003 he was a Fulbright Scholar conducting research and teaching in Costa Rica. Professor Anderson served as President of the international association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. 2001-2002. He also served as the Chair of the Board of Trustee for The International Research Foundation for English Language Education 2004-2006.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Teaching Strategies
2. Activate Prior Knowledge
3. Cultivate Vocabulary
4. Teach for Comprehension
5. Increase Reading Rate
6. Verify Strategies
7. Evaluate Progress
8. Build Motivation
9. Plan for Instruction and Select Appropriate Reading Materials
10. Conclusions