Teaching reading comprehension activities through sociocultural aspects

María De Los Ángeles Mendoza González


This paper addresses the elements that teaching books should have to contribute to the achievement of the educational objectives set out. In the area of foreign languages, especially for the acquisition of reading comprehension and sociocultural competences. For this purpose, a research was conducted with users of a book that present readings about local places and cultural topics, in order to determine the importance of consider tasks that address aspects associated with the experience and previous knowledge of students. The results show that these kinds of readings, increase motivation and encourage the comparison of their culture with others, thus achieving the reaffirmation of their cultural identity, the promotion of reading competence and the understanding of English language texts.


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