Call for Proposals – Archive of ERAW-2021

The Extensive Reading Foundation announces the Call for Proposals for Extensive Reading Around the World (ERAW-2021), to be held online on 13-15 August 2021. This event is a stepping stone towards the Sixth Extensive Reading World Congress, (ERWC6) which has been rescheduled for August, 2022 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

We are honored to have Dr. Paul Nation, (University of Victoria at Wellington) as the plenary speaker.

As with any conference, the event will feature a variety of sessions, although due to time and technical restrictions, the number of concurrent sessions will be limited. The program committee will strive to develop a well-rounded, representative program that addresses issues related to all levels and styles of Extensive Reading. See Submitting your Proposal for further information.

Presenters may submit more than one proposal; however, the Program Committee may select just one per person for concurrent session events.
If you have any questions about submitting, presenting, or attending, please contact the program chair, Mark Brierley, at


  • Call for Papers to be closed 28 February, 2021.
  • Announcements of the Proposal Decisions will be made on or before 10 April, 2021.
  • All presenters must pre-register for the conference by 1 July, 2021 or will lose their slot. See the Registration page for further information.

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)
  • Symposia (a panel discussion)–(60 minutes)
  • Pre-recorded video presentations (20 minutes)
  • Virtual Workshops (12 & 16 August)

Proposals are encouraged within the sub-themes below, but are not limited to them:

  • Adapting texts
  • Affect & Motivation
  • Book management issues
  • Class readers
  • Comprehensible Input Hypothesis
  • ER without Graded Readers
  • Extensive Listening
  • Grammar
  • How to . . .
  • Internet & E-media
  • L2 learning
  • Language learner literature
  • Languages other than English
  • Learner autonomy
  • Non-linear reading
  • Program set-up
  • Program 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

Please Note: If you are submitting a commercially-oriented presentation, please indicate so, and you will be contacted later about commercial registration fees and packages.

Submitting your proposal

To submit a proposal, go to the following link, and create an account for yourself. Once that step has been completed, you may submit one or more proposals.

Note that you may already have an account with “EasyChair” if you have participated in other conferences in the past that use the same platform. You may use the same account for ERAW-2021,