A multifaceted model for designing reading development programmes for L2 learners at tertiary level

Naomi Boakye


Socio-affective issues are generally acknowledged as important in reading development. However, most intervention programmes focus on cognitive aspects of reading, and do not explicitly accommodate socio-affective factors such as attitude, motivation, interest, and background of students. This paper argues for the inclusion of both cognitive and socio-affective scaffolding in tertiary-level reading development programmes. Based on a number of second language teaching techniques, and grounded in Guthrie and Wigfield’s (2000) engagement model, I propose a multifaceted model on which to map reading instruction/intervention at tertiary level that combines both affective and cognitive factors.


socio-affective factors; engagement; reading development; teaching principles; multifaceted model

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5785/27-2-111


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