Teaching Second Language Reading

| February 16, 2012

Title: Teaching Second Language Reading

Author: Thom Hudson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2007

Call Number: P53.75 .H83 2007

From the Publisher:

This book examines a variety of approaches from classrooms and research that are used for teaching reading, and explores teaching methods focused on strategies.

About the Author:

Thom Hudson, Professor of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai’i, and co-editor of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language, received his BS degree in sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and his MA degree in TESOL and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been on the SLS faculty at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa since 1989.

His research has concentrated on second language reading, second language testing, English for Specific Purposes, and Program development. He has had a long term interest in criterion-referenced testing in particular. He is also currently interested in computer and web-based testing. His research has appeared in the journals Language Learning, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, TESOL Quarterly, Language Testing, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, and Language and Communication. He is author of the text Reading in a Second Language, published in 2007 by Oxford University Press. He has co-authored Developing Prototypic Measures of Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, with E. Detmer & J.D. Brown, Designing Second Language Performance Assessments, with J. Norris, JD Brown, and J. Yoshioka, and An Investigation of Second Language Task-Based Performance Assessments, with JD Brown, J. Norris, and W. Bonk, and Criterion-Referenced Language Testing, with JD Brown. Additionally, he co-edited A Focus on Language Test Development with JD Brown. He also has chapters in several books.

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