An Evaluation of the Teaching of Reading Skills of English in Bangladesh
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Md. Hamidur Rahman
Department of English University of Rajshahi
This study investigates an important area of English language teaching and learning. It examines the present situation of teaching reading skills of English, the problems students encounter during reading an English text and the learners proficiency level of reading skills when they are at the H.S.C level in Bangladesh. It also examines the reading syllabus and reading materials used at the intermediate level.
The study discusses the recent developments in reading pedagogy. It also presents an evaluation of teaching the different sub-skills of reading and then through an empirical study examines whether both higher and lower order sub-skills are covered in the reading syllabus, and taught properly in the country. The empirical investigation examines whether the modern methods of reading pedagogy are used in teaching reading in Bangladesh.
The methods for empirical investigation in the study include students and teachers questionnaire survey, students and teachers interview, classroom observation and administering reading tests. Reading components of the syllabus and the reading materials are also evaluated.
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