Proceedings of The 2nd World Conference on Teaching and Education
Teaching Reading Techniques and Strategies English Language
Melissa Marchiani Palone Zanatta, Albertina Laufer,Cláudio Maximiliano Zaina
This article aims to present the reading techniques and strategies in the teaching of the English language applied to students of the technical course of computer science integrated to high school at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo campus of Presidente Epitácio. The methodology adopted, focusing on the instrumental approach, involved face-to-face classes, with activities carried out in pairs and individuals, allowing the development of a relevant and significant teaching-learning process. The applied and described techniques are the recognition, in the text, of cognate words and known words; skimming; scanning; the search for keywords, repeated words and typographical clues; critical reading, nominal groups; contextual reference; affixes and the general idea of the text. The strategies used and presented are: content prediction; contextual inference and selectivity. The results obtained show that the learning objectives were achieved, since the students, even without having knowledge of the language, managed to extract the central idea of a text.
Keywords: technical English, competence, extract, learning; activities.