К вопросу об аутентичности и критериях отбора текстов для обучения чтению на начальном этапе овладения вторым иностранным языком
An experiment was conducted with the participation of students (51 people) studying a second foreign language with the level of A1 and A2 training, in order to establish criteria for authenticity and design of additional texts necessary
for the formation of reading skills. The criteria for selecting texts are as follows: texts must be written by a native speaker for native speakers; at the initial stage of learning a foreign language, the reading time of the text should not exceed 4 minutes with its volume up to 1500–1700 characters; for students with a level of A1 training, the most acceptable texts are short and clearly authentic texts with a clear storyline and paragraphs such as messages, emails and blogs; for students with a level of A2 training, texts should contain more complex information – articles,
guides, stories, fairy tales with mandatory illustrative support of communicative and dynamic character.