HomeFEU English and Literature Journalvol. 3 no. 1 (2009)

Updating FEU’s Reading Program for Freshmen

Marie Grace C. Reoperez

Discipline: Education Administration



This paper proposes a new reading program where the study of literature and language are integrated. This is to improve the reading and language skills of college freshmen through activities that integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This also develops the students love for reading through exposure to relevant reading materials.


The proposed program also advocates the use of technology as it is presently undeniable that the use of the world wide web, specifically the social media, is becoming central to the lives of young students. In fact,relevant reading to them is no longer confined to printed materials. This shows that today’s modern technology has given the young students a wide array of choices to engage in literacy practices beyond what traditionally has been available in schools. Primarily, the new reading program hopes to address the need for relevant and meaningful literacy instruction of adolescents. This is to properly arm them when they in turn face the complexities of a fast changing and ever competitive world.