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Research Paper | Linguistics | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015
Reading Parameters and Construction of Language Proficiency for Second Language Learners-A Study
K.V. Ram Mohan | Dr. Madhavi Kesari
Abstract: The latest Technology has paved way for easy access to become familiar with various trends of resources to explore the wealth of knowledge adapted to suit teaching methods. This enables the academicians to impart quality based education and practice effective pedagogical methods. This paper helps students to implement strategies and techniques to develop their language proficiency at different levels of selected reading materials like books, comics etc graded to facilitate easy understanding and autonomous learning of vocabulary development. The students are exposed to the importance of extensive reading, become fluent readers and to communicate like fluent speakers in English. The research study was conducted on Engineering Graduates who are from vernacular medium background and learn English as a Third Language and students who studied through English as a medium of instruction. The findings of the study revealed that the students with English as a second language faced difficulty to apply relevant strategies to understand the texts. The students are trained to apply cognitive and Meta-cognitive strategies such as a Pre-reading, While-reading and Post reading activities to inculcate the reading habits to become independent readers. The sample of the study was conducted on both levels of students to judge their potency of learning at their level of understanding for effective language proficiency.
Keywords: Cognitive, Meta-cognitive, Pre-reading, While-reading, Post reading,
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,
Pages: 1607 - 1610
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