Call for Proposals

The Extensive Reading Foundation announces the Call for Proposals for Extensive Reading Around the World (ERAW2022), to be held online on 5-7 August 2022. This event is a stepping stone towards the Sixth Extensive Reading World Congress, (ERWC6) which has been rescheduled for August, 2023 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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. 

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 31 March 2022.
  • Announcements of the Proposal Decisions will be made on or before 1 May 2022.
  • All presenters must pre-register for the conference by 30 June 2022 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)–(70 or 90 minutes)
  • Pre-recorded video presentations (20 minutes)
  • Virtual Workshops (5 August)

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

Classroom and program management

  • Book management issues
  • Class readers
  • How to . . .
  • Program set-up
  • Reading for academic purposes
  • Reading for beginners
  • Reading in an electronic age
  • Using L1 readers with L2 students
  • Writing


  • Program evaluation
  • Rating scales & progress measurement
  • Reading ability
  • Reading speed


  • Adapting texts
  • Publishing issues
  • Writing reading materials
  • Reading Materials
  • ER without Graded Readers
  • Internet & E-media
  • Language learner literature
  • Student-made reading materials
  • Reading materials


  • Affect & Motivation
  • Reluctant readers
  • Younger learners


  • Comprehensible Input Hypothesis
  • Grammar
  • Learner autonomy
  • L2 learning
  • Non-linear reading
  • Theoretical issues
  • Vocabulary


  • Extensive Listening
  • Languages other than English

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 You will need to create an account for yourself. If you have participated in any conference on either or, you may use the same login username (email address) and password.

After you have logged in, join the ERAW2022 event and follow the instructions to enter your particulars in your profile and the various sections of the proposal form.