Extensive Reading: Why is it so Important? Did you know students who read one graded reader a week ...? - do better on standard tests than students who study only their course books?
- greatly increase their overall motivation and liking for English?
- become more confident and more motivated readers and language learners?
- will double their vocabulary knowledge and greatly develop their sense of how grammar works? - will improve their listening, speaking as well as writi
What is Extensive Reading? Extensive Reading (ER) is an approach to second language reading. When learners read extensively, they read very easy, enjoyable books to build their reading speed and fluency. Another way to say this is that students learn to read by actually reading rather than examining texts by studying the vocabulary, grammar and phrases. It is instructive to compare Intensive Reading (IR) with Extensive Reading. For many teachers, there is only one way to teac
The Third World Congress on ER was held at Dubai Men’s college Dubai on September 18 to 21. Many people came from all over the world. Rob Waring went as the KEERA representative, sadly many Keera members could not attend due t the timing of the event. The conference continued the special tight ER focus we had at the first two ER congresses with all sessions being well attended and well presented. There was as usual close ER Community feel to the conference. The next ER Congre
KEERA Conference English Expo Dec 12, 2014 Videos 1. Dr. Rob Waring: Extensive Reading: Going Places (KEERA 2014) Powerpoint 2. Dr. Jeong-ryeol Kim: Why Are Korean Public Schools Not Doing Extensive Reading? (KEERA 2014) 3. Paul Goldberg: ER, The Transition from Print to Digital (KEERA 2014) 4. Becky Elliott: Choosing the Right ER Materials for Your Students (KEERA 2014) 5. Aaron Jolly: ER, EL & EW for Young Learners: Strategies & Sources (KEERA 2014). 6. Aaron Siegel: Helpin
KEERA Extensive Reading Conference, 2014 The conference was held Friday, December 12th, 10am – 6pm, at the 2014 EnglishExpo at COEX, Gangnam, Seoul. The videos of the presentations are here. General Information The KEERA Conference on Extensive Reading for 2014 was held, as part of the EnglishExpo 2014, on Friday December 12th at COEX in Gangnam, Seoul, from 10am to 6pm. English Expo information: Full Korean site: http://englishexpo.net/2014/kor/main/main.asp English page: ht
The Second World Congress in Extensive Reading, hosted by the Extensive Reading Foundation, KEERA, and KAFLE, was held on September 13th-15th, in 2013 at Yonsei University, Seoul. The World Congress was a two-day gathering of scholars, educators, writers and publishers for the purpose of discussing and promoting the theory and practice of extensive reading in second language education. ERWC2 Proceedings The Extensive Reading Foundation’s Second World Congress in Extensive Rea
The Extensive Reading Colloquium 2012 Att KOTESOL, 2012 on Saturday October 20th at 3.30pm in Room C601 Presentations and Abstracts Introduction to Extensive Reading – Scott Miles, Daegu Haany University An increasing number of scholars argue that extensive reading is a ‘must have’ component of any language program. This presentation will introduce the basics of extensive reading (ER) for those new to the practice. First, the presenter will discuss the principles of ER and ho
Bye-Laws of the Korean English Extensive Reading Association (KEERA) Last amended Friday April 29, 2011 Background The Korean English Extensive Reading Association (KEERA) is a voluntary association for people interested in Extensive Reading in second languages within the Korean peninsula Extensive Reading shall be defined as “fast, fluent reading of a second language with high comprehension of the reading material.” Articles 1.Name The English name of this Association shall