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Teaching Readers of English


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1. Fundamentals of L1 and L2 Literacy: Reading and Learning to Read 2. L2 Reading: Focus on Readers and Contexts for Reading 3. L2 Reading: Focus on L2 Texts 4. Vocabulary Learning and Teaching in L2 Reading Instruction 5. Designing Intensive L2 Reading Lessons 6. Reading for Quantity: Extensive Reading and Literature in L2 Reading Instruction 7. Designing L2 Reading Assessment 8. Syllabus Design and Instructional Planning for L2 Reading Courses

About the Author

John S. Hedgcock is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA. Dana R. Ferris is Professor of Writing and Associate Director of ESL at the University of California, Davis, USA.


"This book has made a remarkable contribution to the field of second language reading. It is excellent not only in its theoretical grounding, but also with its concrete, pedagogical applications. Its comprehensiveness makes it an excellent resource for both professors and students in courses on second language literacy instruction."

-- Sandra Liliana Pucci, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

"Hedgcock and Ferris provide useful reviews of research and show concise ways to apply that knowledge into everyday classroom teaching. I appreciate that greatly as do my teacher candidates!"

--Christine Rosalia, Associate Professor of TESOL, Hunter College, USA

"This text not only covers crucial topics comprehensively and clearly, but it also includes practical, interesting, and pedagogically-sound activities. Both experienced and inexperienced teachers of L2 readers will benefit from working with this reader-friendly text."

--Dawn Bikowski, Director, English Language Improvement Program, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, USA

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