Gabriela Chmelíková

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In their future professional career the non-philological universities´ graduates will undoubtedly encounter the necessity of reading technical texts in a foreign language. Utilising the basic knowledge in linguistics, they should be able to orient easily in the text and context, use prediction, comprehend the texts without the word-by-word translation as well as be aware of making use of various progressive reading techniques, if necessary and useful. The author carried out a quantitative and qualitative research at three Slovak non-philological universities with the sample of 300 respondents. The research proved our anticipations that the situation regarding the university students´ reading skills level is quite serious as well as it proved that the improvement in this field is possible in a short time period.


reading skills, subject-specific texts, reading techniques, linguistics knowledge

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22190/JTESAP2101061C


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