How to Teach Reading Strategies to L2 Readers at University Level



This paper is about a study related to the teaching of learning strategies to L2 readers at university level. It draws on the Vygotskian sociocultural theory of mental development. It focuses on developmental analysis; the individual mental functioning; and the mediated nature of human nature. If these ideas are applied to an ESL or EFL context our understanding of knowledge and learning are of utmost importance. This study aims to show the relationship between reading strategies, reading proficiency, metacognitive awareness and L2 readers. It shows the importance of collaborative activity from a sociocultural approach in an ESL/EFL context. It also examines the importance of the students’representations which are broadly socio-cultural. 

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