Between Marc Helgesen’s visits in May-June, Rob Waring’s team including Paul Goldberg (Xreading.com) and Todd Beuckens (Elllo.com) — 30 Aug. to 13th Sept., and Tom Robb’s tour of seven cities (5-16 September), teachers and students at over 20 universities in Vietnam learned about the need for Extensive Reading in their programs. Marc Helgesen and Tom Robb were sponsored by the Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, while Rob & company’s travel was self-supporting. Rob’s and Tom’s full schedule is listed here.
One feature of the lecture/workshop series was the “Book Lottery” which resulted in $5000 in books being donated to eight lucky schools in the country. See the link above for further details.