The reading method is an approach in language teaching which strongly emphasises reading over other language macroskills, i.e. listening, speaking and writing. It was originally developed to teach the classical languages (i.e. Latin and Ancient Greek), where the pedagogic aim was to enable learners to read original texts, and supplemented or superseded the grammar-translation method. But generally tended towards intensive reading rather than extensive reading - the broad consensus being that the latter is more fruitful than the former.