Do you feel like a break? Would you like to spend a few stimulating days with like-minded people, discussing issues that really matter to you? Take off to an international conference or symposium on EFL and generate interest in Extensive Reading!
It’s not too late for some good ones: click on this link to see what’s still available. There’s time to register for JALT 2016 in Nagoya, for instance, although you’ve missed the February deadline for presenters.
But for some, there is even time to submit an abstract, if you’ve got something you want to present.
In Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 3rd May the United Arab Emirates announced a ten-year National Policy for Reading backed by a Dh100 million fund to encourage the habit of reading among a range of age groups. This is a fantastic government endorsement of the enormous value of reading, in a part of the world where, as research has shown, reading is not a traditional pastime. A comment made on this article states how important reading is for the preservation of the mother tongue, as well as for learning languages such as English. To read the article click on:
UAE government reading policy