Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture and Education 2016

Understanding Approaches to Effective Reading

Sokhoun Hov

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania


Teaching is a creative professional and carries more than a set of strategies. Effective teaching is carried out for a particular group of students, at a certain point in the school year, with certain resources, within a particular time frame, in a particular school and community settling (Crawford, et al., 2005:10). Reading, a skill, requires all students need to be trained. Reading English literary texts is much harder than reading in their native language. The research results show that most students, at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania, are not interested in reading English literature books. The study looks into teaching techniques, aiming at improving reading literary skills. Two teaching techniques will be proposed to assist non-English-speaking students in reading more effectively and enjoyably. Ethnographic content analysis was applied for the entire study to examine problems, faced by the teachers and the students through the questionnaires. The teachers’ problems were determined by their views on Activities Used to Teach English Literature, Instruction Models, and Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies (Chicago 2012), and the students’ problems were identified by their perceptions on Possible Strategies Used in Teaching and Learning English Literature, Teaching Approaches and Techniques, Relationships between English Literature Subject and Other English Subjects, basing on mentions, Relationships between English Literature Subject and other English Subjects, and Inter-culture Literature: Diaspora’s Written Works. These problems are the formation of new teaching techniques, proposed at the faculty of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania to enhance quality of higher education at the university.


Teaching technique, effective reading, reading English literary texts, improving reading literary skills, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

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