Some benefits of extracurricular reading in foreign language teaching

M. V. Kuimova, S. A. Ukhov

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Reading is one of the major sources of information and knowledge. It is an essential element to succeed in the fast-moving world of today and tomorrow. Extracurricular reading in the target language complements academic subjects and develops a well-rounded, socially skilled, empathic and independent student. It empowers students with a high level of information culture, makes them able to interpret, analyze and systematize the obtained information. The article studies the role of extracurricular reading in foreign language teaching, offers criteria for the text selection and exercises to work with texts, and presents the positive results of introducing extracurricular reading to the development of foreign language skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2016


  • Communicative competence
  • Competence
  • Extracurricular reading
  • Foreign language
  • Foreign language teaching information culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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