Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 14, No 2 (2006)

The Competency of Rational Silent Reading, Its Synthesized Development

Vytautas Šernas


The European Board documents [6] approved by the Ministry of Education [7, 8] orient the European countries, teachers to ensure a very good, masterful acquisition of three languages (Vantage B2). This attitude is related to an individual’s acquired level of the rational silent reading. The author has been interested in the problem of rational silent reading for 35 years. In the empirical research and experiments there took part more than 500 pupils, students, teachers, employees of different spheres, secondary schools graduates. From the point of view of rational silent reading Lithuania is significantly lagging behind other countries. There are many reasons for that. In order to highlight them there has been briefly studied the content of the rational silent reading according to B2 level; touched on the most significant dimensions of this competency, reviewed the consistent patterns and content of the teaching and learning process of the rational silent reading as well as the norms of such reading in Lithuanian, English, Russian, French. Some research results are presented. At the end there has been given the whole mosaic of recommendations, based on the research, different glottoeducological, psychological, psycholinguistic, physiological, linguistic, etc literature. The aim of the article is to invite teachers, scientists to participate actively in this problem solution under the new Lithuanian conditions.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-14

Keyword(s): rational silent reading; competency; vantage (B2); norms; speed of reading; metacognitive model

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2006.19

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