Rethinking the Methodology Used in Developing Reading Skill in Omani Students of a Design College

N Kiranmayi
2012 International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities   unpublished
This paper discusses an ESL teacher's reflections on the use of traditional methodology to teaching and the advantages of using Task-Based Language Teaching Methodology for improving the reading skills of Omani students in the setting of Foundation Program. The samples for this study were two sections of students with 25 students each. The duration of the project was two semesters (roughly one year). This research is very vital in the sense it reports that though the students do not have
more » ... culture (common problem faced in the Gulf), they can be encouraged with fruitful results to read academic and non-academic texts as the methodology suggested provides for brain storming, preparing and scaffolding the instruction. It also reports the adaptation of the prescribed text book in a reading project undertaken in her college to reinforce the claim that TBLT is more effective and how she helped facilitate learning of useful reading techniques with students becoming confident in tackling any reading text.