Application of Schema Theory in Teaching College English Reading

Yu-hui Liu


The paper first introduces three models of reading comprehension theory: Bottom-up Model, Top-down Model and Interactive Model, and then discusses in detail the schema theory based on interactive model. Three types of schema theory ——language schema, content schema and form schema are introduced and their different functions in teaching college English reading are discussed with sufficient teaching practice.
Key words: reading comprehension; schema theory; reading ability

Résumé: Tout d’abord, l'article présente trois premiers modèles de la théorie de compréhension en lecture: modèle bas-haut, modèle haut-bas et modèle interactif, et ensuite il discute en détail la théorie des schémas basée sur le modèle interactif.Trois types de théorie des schémas - schéma de la langue, schéma du contenu et schéma de la forme sont introduites et leurs fonctions différentes dans l'enseignement de la lecture en anglais dans les collèges sont discutées avec une pratique pédagogique suffisante.
Mots-Clés: compréhension en lecture, théorie des schémas, capacité de lecture

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