Maria Susana González is a teacher of English, a B.A. in Letters and an M.A. in Discourse Analysis, graduated at Buenos Aires University. She is in charge of the Chair of Reading Comprehension in English at Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires where she has been teaching since 1988 and doing research since 1995. She has made presentations in national and international conferences. She was also a teacher of English and Spanish in a state high school.
The Relevance of Reading Comprehension of Expository and Argumentative Texts at High School and University Level
The interaction of several variables affects the nature of reading in a foreign language: reader variables, text variables, and variables that depend on the context or situation. At High Schools and Universities we have to teach English to heterogeneous groups of students with different threshold levels of the English language and different interests. reading expository and argumentative texts presents several difficulties for our students who, in general, are not trained to cope with these text types. Therefore, the purpose of this conference is to socialize theoretical and practical information about the possibility of including reading comprehension lessons at High schools to prepare students to face the reading of expository and argumentative academic texts at Universities.