This presentation will focus on interpretive reading; as a strategy to construct meaning among English as a foreign language (EFL) beginner level students . It will also suggest ways in which instructors can incorporate this strategy into their teaching. Reading appears to be one of the challenging skills for EFL students for various reasons; among them, the primary one can be that students are usually less motivated towards self-reading. The Interpretive reading strategy could go a long way to bridge the gaps in understanding comprehension passages, as it is a performance/rhetoric-related strategy and lies at a more intuitive level. Engaging and motivating students in learning requires a few essential factors, such as exciting tasks, the sociocultural background of the learners, and people who manage the delivery of the course (Marshall,1992).
I am a fulbright scholar and have more than 20 years experience of teaching English Language and literature to adult learners across the globe. I have taught English language and Literature to korean, Indian and saudi students. I was an Asst. Director of the English Language Center for several years at a prestigious university in the middle east. I have presented several papers in International conferences. I am also a chair for course review with Quality Matters. Maryland University, U.S.A. My research area is Sociolinguistics. Besides, I love traveling, going on a long drive is my passion, I love the sea and often go fishing with family members and colleagues.