Saturday, April 10, 2010
Do They Really Understand?
I was reading an article today from one of the blogs I am following on my google reader. It talked about how students may act as though they are comprehending and understanding the book they are reading, but are they really? The article goes on to say how fiction books are very confusing for ESL learners. They send mixed messages which are hard for ESL learners to understand. What do you think about this? Do you see how they could be confusing? I know from my Spanish classes, reading novels were always a challenge. It took me a while to really understand what the message of the book was. I think it is important to be sensitive to these various aspects. How do you feel?