Call for Proposals

The Extensive Reading Foundation announces the Call for Proposals for the Fifth Extensive Reading World Congress, to be held on the campus of Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan on 9-13 August, 2019. The World Congress is an occasion 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. Proposals for Papers (45 minutes), Short Papers (20 minutes), Symposia (105 minutes), Workshops (1-3 hours) and Poster Sessions should be submitted via the ERWC5 website ( by 15 February, 2019.

Presenters may submit more than one proposal; however, the Program Committee will try to allow as many different people to present.

If you have any questions about submitting, presenting, or attending, please contact the program chair, Cory Koby, at


  • Call for Papers to be closed 15 February, 2019.
  • Announcements of the Proposal Decisions will be made on or before 10 April, 2019.
  • All Presenters must pre-register for the conference by 1 July, 2019 or will lose their slot. Registration details are here.

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)–(105 minutes)
  • Poster Sessions (120 minutes)
  • Workshops (45, 60, 90, 120 or 180 minutes). Workshops slots will be available on the day prior, during the main conference, and the day following the main event.

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
  • Extensive Listening
  • Grammar
  • How to . . .
  • Internet & E-media
  • L2 learning
  • Language learner literature
  • Languages other than English
  • Learner autonomy
  • Non-linear reading
  • 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: Commercially-oriented proposals will not be accepted via this site. Contact the program chair, Cory Koby, at to register as a commercial presenter.