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  • The Conference was a Great Success!
    Thank you everyone who participated in ERWC1. With 160 presentations, and 400+ participants, it was a resounding success. Click here for details on the Proceedings.

  • ERF Board
    Hill receiving award
    The ERF Board members present in Kyoto
    D. Hill receiving Milne Award from R. Day
    Grape plenary
    Audience at Hill keynote
    William Grabe delivering plenary lecture

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  • The Extensive Reading Foundation announces the First Extensive Reading World Congress, to be held on the campus of Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan from 3-6 September 2011. The World Congress represents the first time 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.

    Official support ("Koen Meigi") has been received from Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education and the Kyoto City Board of Education for ERWC1!

    Important Dates
    Opening of the proposal application process
    1 September 2010
    Start of pre-registration (Earlybird)
    1 February 2011
    Deadline for proposal submissions
    28 February 2011
    Announcement of proposal decisions 15 May 2011
    Scholarship application deadline
    15 May 2011
    Deadline for presenter confirmations
    15 June 2011
    Announcement of schedule (subject to change)
    30 June 2011
    Start of regular pre-registration
    1 July 2011
    Close of pre-registration
    31 August 2011
    JERA Workshop & ERF Pre-conference Workshops
    3 September 2011 (Sat.)
    Walking Tour of Higashiyama Area
    3 September 2011
    Congress concurrent sessions - Day 1
    4 September 2011 (Sun.)
    Congress concurrent sessions - Day 2 5 September 2011 (Mon.)
    Post-conference workshops (Workshops moved to 3 September)
    6 September 2011 (Tues.)
    Deadline for Proceedings Submissions
    31 October 2011

    Themes to be addressed

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

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