A Review on Reading Theories and its Implication to the Teaching of Reading

Abstract

Opinions and suggestions for the improvement of teaching reading to learners of English as a foreign language,whether based on the results of research and experience, are available in language teaching literature. This paper is a summary of various theories, findings and opinions concerning the teaching of reading. An understanding of these topics, especially the theory of top-down,bottom-up, and meta-cognitive, could be used as the basis for improving the techniques of teaching reading. By doing so, the reading proficiency of learners of English as a foreign language could be significantly enhanced

Keywords :top-down, bottom-up, schemata, meta-cognitive, pre-reading, during-reading, after-reading .

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