Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Bonnie Mennell


This paper is a materials development project that consists of three parts. First, there is a rationale that examines the reading habits of inter­mediate ESL students and then proposes a pedagogical framework and materials format which will guide the students to become more efficient and independent readers. Part II is a demonstration unit for a pro­posed English for Special Purposes Workbook for ESL students of intermediate ability who are preparing for careers in the health sciences, Based on the pedagogical framework and format proposed in Part I, the lessons of the demonstration unit typically provide short authentic reading passages of a scientific nature and exercises which give students practice in specific reading skills and essential reading strategies. The third part of the project consists of suggestions for use of the materials presented in Part II.


Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods