Advanced Reading Proficiency in Collegiate Foreign Language Learners

Keiko Koda, Sihui Echo Ke

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The primary goal of this chapter is to conceptualize advanced reading proficiency in collegiate foreign language learners from multiple perspectives, including reading comprehension, learning, and second language acquisition. We first describe reading as a three-phased process that entails text meaning building, personal meaning construction, and knowledge refinement. We also explain the distinct role that linguistic knowledge plays in each operation. We then demonstrate how advanced proficiency is viewed in language proficiency guidelines and how those views are reflected in reading instruction in college foreign language classrooms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Advanced Proficiency in Second Language Acquisition
EditorsPaul A. Malovrh, Alessandro G. Benati
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781119261650
ISBN (Print)9781119261612
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


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