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The ESL Reading course described in this report was conducted for Latin American scholarship students during the summer of 1973 at the School for International Training. Since it was intended to be a supplement to the regular classes of these students, every effort was made to allow the course direction to develop according to the needs of the participants. Although the original thrust of the program was to focus upon reading attitudes, utilizing the reading interests of the students, a parallel focus on reading skills evolved. I believe that the program achieved some success by offering both the satisfaction of working through a regular series of skill exercises, and the free reading necessary to hold student interest.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Discourse and Text Linguistics | Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Teacher Education and Professional Development