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Reading Authentic English Picture Books in the Primary School EFL Classroom

A Study of Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies and FL Development

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Julia Reckermann

This book deals with reading authentic English picture books in the primary school EFL classroom in Germany. Questioning whether teachers and researchers underestimate young learners’ competences in English as a foreign language, the author conducted a mixed methods study that investigated Year 4 EFL learners’ reading of six different picture books. While focusing on the learners’ reading comprehension and reading strategies, the study also explored the possible effects of regular reading on foreign language development. The results of the study suggest a greater focus on meaningful reading tasks in the primary school EFL classroom to create a challenging, authentic and individualised learning environment for young learners of English.

BIC Classifications

  • Language (C)
    • Language teaching & learning (other than ELT) (CJ)
      • Language teaching theory & methods (CJA)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Teaching skills & techniques (JNT)
  • Children's, Teenage & educational (Y)
    • Educational material (YQ)
  • Languages (2)
    • Indo-European languages (2A)
      • English (2AB)
      • Germanic & Scandinavian languages (2AC)

BISAC Classifications

  • Education (EDU)
    • EDUCATION / General (EDU000000)
    • EDUCATION / Bilingual Education (EDU005000)
    • Teaching Methods & Materials (EDU029)
      • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General (EDU029000)
      • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics (EDU029010)
      • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities (EDU029050)
    • EDUCATION / Leadership (EDU032000)
    • EDUCATION / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects (EDU040000)
  • Foreign Language Study (FOR)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General (FOR000000)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language (FOR007000)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / German (FOR009000)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Latin (FOR016000)
    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Miscellaneous (FOR017000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German (LIT004170)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory (LIT006000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Language teaching & learning (CJ)
      • Language teaching theory & methods (CJA)
      • Language teaching & learning material & coursework (CJB)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Teaching skills & techniques (JNT)
  • Children’s, Teenage & Educational (Y)
    • Educational material (YP)
      • Educational: Language, literature & literacy (YPC)
  • Language qualifiers (2)
    • Indo-European languages (2A)
      • Germanic & Scandinavian languages (2AC)
        • English (2ACB)