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Jeong-ryeol Kim

President of Korea English Extensive Reading Association


I would like to extend my warm welcome to the visitors of our homepage and encourage people of extensive reading to utilize our resources on ER connected to the Extensive Reading Foundation and ER-Central. KEERA is

still in its infancy despite the important role it can play for the English education in Korea.

Due to the lack of organizational affordance, KEERA could not be aggressive to recruit all the able people in the field, but many scholars and people practicing extensive reading volunteered their time and knowledge for the organization as you can find in the members of the board.

KEERA is primarily focused on the what’s and how’s of extensive reading in different levels of schools.

Our organization will provide insights as to how we approach to providing sustainable English learning and its environment.

Once English learners get motivated and interested in English by inspiring methodologies, and carry the interests in decoding English words and comprehend simple stories. Students will expand their lexicon to the basic 1,000 or 2,000 word level in a relatively short amount of time by being exposed to English through their extensive reading.

Students can learn to enjoy reading and listening to stories for sustainable period of time by providing facilitative school-based English programs. School-based English programs became readily available to students in terms of their locations and diversities. KEERA will help the participants find ways to bring back the fun and motivation for students learning English in a generally input-poor environment like Korea.

I hope that the visitors join the association to maximize their understanding on practicing ER and come together to change the English education in more fun and sustaining. You will learn all about this by participating in our conferences, workshops, training and development and finally reading journals.

I look forward to working with you and hearing from you to make the organization beneficial to people of the same interest: creating affordable English rich environments for our students.


Conference                                                     Young-Joo Jeon (Mokwon University)                                   

Planning & Coordination                            Rob Waring (Notre Dame Seishin University, Japan), Jeongsuk Park (Gyeongsang National Univresity)

International Liaison                                  Kyung-Ae Cha (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)          

Institutional Liaison                                    In Tai Choi (Neuro Science Learning)  

Promotion & Homepage                             Hee-Jin Kim (Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) 

New Project Development                         Junyong Lee (Korea Naval Academy)

Public Relations                                            Seok-Chae Rhee (Yonsei University)           

Research                                                         Kyungsook Chang (Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation)                     

Journal Editing & Publication                    Kil-Joo Woo (Busan National University of Education)


Secretaries General                                     Eun-Sol Shin (Korea National University of Education)

Treasurer                                                        Myung-gi Jeong (Song Jeong Elementary School)

Conference                                                     Dong Kwang Shin (Gwangju National University of Education)

                                                                           Junghee Hwang (Pyeongtack University)

                                                                           Jyun Bang (Busan Metropolitan City Institute of Gifted Education & Promotion)

                                                                           Dong Joo Lee (Korea National University of Education)

                                                                           Daniel Stewart (The Kaisei Academy)

                                                                           Daehyeon Nam (UNIST)

                                                                           Ye-Jin Hong (Korea National University of Education)

Planning & Coordination                            Yoonhee Choi (Chongshin University)

                                                                           Richard R. Day (University of Hawai’i, USA)

                                                                           Rod Ellis (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

                                                                           Alan Maley (Oxford University Press, UK)

                                                                           Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

                                                                           Doo-Bon Bae (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

                                                                           Do-Seon Eur (Korea University)

                                                                           Aaron Jolly (Visang Corporation)

                                                                           Carl Dusthimer (Korea National University of Education)

                                                                           Mike Long (Yonsei University)

Institutional Liaison                                    Kyung Hee Seo (DreamKio)

                                                                           Yeon Su Jung (Language Audit)

Promotion & Homepage                             Eun-Seok Won (Mokwon University)

New Project Development                         Jiwook Jung (Jung's ESL Academy)

                                                                           Kyung nim Kang (J&E Class)

                                                                                       Seon Eun Lee(Blue Planet)

                                                                           Young Eun Moon (Neuro Science Learning)

Public Relations                                            Hoyeol Ryu (Hankyong National University)

                                                                           Kyeong-chul Kim (Todam elementary school, Sejong City)

                                                                           Tae Hyeok Moon (Haun Elementary School)

                                                                           Ralph Cousins (Pai Chai University)

Research & Development                           Dong Ju Lee (Korea National University of Education)

                                                                           Sunmi Park (Brigham Young University of Hawaii)

                                                                           Heeseong Ahn (Ministry of Education)

                                                                           Seonmin Huh (Woosong University)

                                                                           Becky Elliott (WnB Press)

Auditor                                                             Yong Joon Yang (Jeju National University)


Richard R. Day (University of Hawaii, USA)                          

Rod Ellis (University of Auckland, New Zealand)                    

Alan Maley (Oxford University Press, UK)

Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Doo-Bon Bae (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

Do-Seon Eur (Korea University)

Editorial Committee Members

Editor-in-Chief                                                Kil-Joo Woo (Busan National University of Education)


Editors                                                              Je-Young Lee (Sehan University)

                                                                           Ji-Young Bae (Kongju University)

                                                                                        Jeongyeon Park (Dong-A University)

Members of Committee                              Koun Choi (Cambridge University, UK)

                                                                           Marc Helgesen (Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Japan)

                                                                           Keiko Koda (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

                                                                           Thomas N. Robb (Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan)

                                                                           Averil Coxhead (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

                                                                           Melanie Gobert (Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates)

                                                                           Mark Brierley (Shinshu University, Japan)

                                                                           Scott Miles (Snow College, Utah)

                                                                           Sang-Soo Yeo (Mokwon University)

                                                                            Jien Kim (Kwandong University)

                                                                           Kyungsook Chang (Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation)

                                                                           Hye Young Kang (Ministry of Education)

                                                                           Kyeong-hoon Kim (Kwangju Women’s University)

                                                                           Chang-gyu Seong (Mokwon University)

                                                                           Kyeong-Ouk Jeong (Hannam University)

                                                                                        Mike Misner (Korea University)




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