Call for Proposals

The Extensive Reading Foundation announces the Call for Proposals for the Third Extensive Reading World Congress, to be held on the campus of Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Men’s College on 18-20 September 2015. The World Congress is an occasion for all those involved with the extensive reading approach – teachers, scholars, writers and publishers – to gather under one roof for a conference dedicated purely to extensive reading. Proposals for Papers (45 minutes), Short Papers (20 minutes), Symposia (105 minutes), Workshops (2-3 hours) and Poster Sessions should be submitted via the ERWC3 website ( by 15 March 2015.

Presenters may submit more than one proposal, however the Program Committee will try to allow as many different people to present.


  • Call for Papers to be closed 15 March 2015.
  • Announcements of the Proposal Decisions will be 1 May, 2015.
  • All Presenters must pre-register for the conference by 1 July, 2015 or risk losing their slot. Registraton details are here.

Submissions types

Submissions for original presentations, workshops, colloquia or poster sessions are invited from researchers, practitioners and trainers with topics related to Extensive Reading and Extensive Listening.

  • Papers (20 or 45 minutes)
  • Colloquia (a panel discussion)–(105 minutes)
  • Poster Sessions (120 minutes)
  • Workshops (45 or 90 minutes). The main workshop day is Friday 18th September before the main conference. Most of them will be given by our invited speakers. Other workshop slots will be available on this day and during the main conference.

Themes to be addressed:

  • Adapting texts
  • Affect & Motivation
  • Book management issues
  • Class readers
  • Comprehensible Input Hypothesis
  • Extensive Listening
  • Grammar
  • How to . . .
  • Internet & E-media
  • L2 learning
  • Language learner literature
  • Languages other than English
  • Learner autonomy
  • Non-linear reading
  • Programme evaluation
  • Publishing issues
  • Rating scales & progress measurement
  • Reading ability
  • Reading for academic purposes
  • Reading for beginners
  • Reading in an electronic age
  • Reading materials
  • Reading speed
  • Reluctant readers
  • Student-made reading materials
  • Theoretical issues
  • Using L1 readers with L2 students
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Writing reading materials
  • Younger learners

Other themes may be added as necessary.

CFP for ERWC3 2015 (PDF)
ER WC3 flyer3 (PDF)
Short text for posting