María Susana González is a teacher of English, a BA in Letters and a MA in Discourse Analysis. She has been a teacher and researcher at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires since 1988, in charge of the Reading Comprehension Chair (English) since 2001. She was a former director and supervisor of state High Schools. She is the director of ARTESOL ESP journal and the ARTESOL EFL journal.
A Reading Comprehension Model of Academic Texts
In the School of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Buenos Aires, a new model of reading of authentic academic texts is being developed in order to help students overcome the difficulties they encounter in their reading process. The aim of this presentation is to show the advances in the development of a model of reading of authentic academic texts belonging to the social sciences bearing in mind students who have a basic knowledge of English and who have to develop strategies to be able to read on their own a complete research article after three semesters of instruction.