ERF Annual Report — 2019

Language Learner Literature Award
The 15th LLL Awards went to six “Winners” and eleven “Finalists” for books published with a 2018 copyright date. Awards were presented to the winners who pere present at the IATEFL Conference in Liverpool on 3 April. See the award page for further details.

The 5th Extensive Reading World Congress
Held at Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan from Aug. 9-13, 2019 with some 300 participants from over 20 countries. See the full article here.

Indonesian Roadshow
Marc Helgesen, Tom Robb along with IERA members Yuseva Wardhana, Lhaksmita Anandari, Lanoke Paradita and Anita Kurniawati, along with additional IERA members at each location held a series of workshops on the Island of Java, under the auspices of the U.S. Regional English Language Office, Jakarta.

Day 1: Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (April 24, 2019)
Day 2: My America Jakarta (Friday, April 26, 2019)
Day 3: Sampoerna University (Saturday, April 27, 2019)
Day 4: PCV Bandung (Sunday, April 28, 2019)
Day 5: Maranatha Christian University (Monday, April 29, 2019)
Day 6: American Corner, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Tuesday, April 30, 2019)
Day 7: STKIP PGRI Jombang (Thursday, May 2, 2019)
Day 8: American Corner, Surabaya UNAIR (Friday, May 3, 2019)
Day 9: UNESA Surabaya (Saturday, May 4, 2019)
See this post for more details.

Following the close of the tour, a lottery was held to award a total of $3000 in graded readers to the winning schools.

Rika Rachmita Sujatma, the principal of Cipeundeuy 1 Senior High School in Subang, Indonesia applied for and received a grant of USD $3000 to purchase books for her school. The books in active use with some 500 students. See this posting for more information.

MReader, the ERF free quiz program, has approximately 100,000 student users worldwide, and through voluntary donations and support payments is the largest single income source for the ERF. More about this here.

Grant from U.S. Consulate, Ho Chi Minh City
Through a $12,700 grant to the Extensive Reading Foundation, the ERF is installing graded readers and youth readers in the American Center Library, which heretofore only has books on grammar, vocabulary and test preparation available. Two ERF members, Xuan Thi Vuong Ho (HCMC University of Education) and Le Van Tuan (Hoasen University) have helped with book selection and purchase and will be available at the library weekly to advise patrons on book selection and use of the MReader program. Thomas Robb, ERF Chair has provided guidance on the project and has delivered talks on Extensive Reading at the American Center in October and November, 2019.

Other Presentations & Workshops by Executive Board Members
7 January – Extensive Reading Session for selected teachers from all around Indonesia in CAMP SOAR 3, a program held by Regional English Language Office (RELO), U.S. Embassy Jakarta, in Nusa Dua Bali, by Yuseva Iswandari
15 February — The Case for Extensive reading from a vocabulary perspective by Rob Waring, CamTESOL, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
24 February – Researching Reading: Issues and Trends in Reading and Reading Research, Ron Waring, Mahasarakham University, Thailand.
22 March, Extensive Reading workshop for lecturers, teachers, and students held by PETRA University Surabaya, by Willy Renandya, Yuseva Iswandari, and Anita Kurniawati
13 July – Rob Waring, Keynote speech at the Publink Extensive reading Conference, Beijing, China
15 September – Supporting the Language learning of English non-majored students through extensive reading by Rob Waring, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
15-27 July – Teacher Training Workshops for approx. 500 teachers in Bandung Province, Indonesia, by Thomas Robb
4-14 September – English Language Specialist tour in the Philippines, with five 2-day workshops on Extensive Reading and Literacy. Cebu, Tacloban, Manila & Biñan City, by Thomas Robb
6-9 September, “How to set up and run an Extensive Reading Program” by Rob Waring, ELTIC Makassar, Indonesia
4 October – “The Magic of Self-Selected Extensive Reading: What Every Teacher Needs to Know”, 50th CATESOL Conference, San Jose, California, Willy Renandya (Featured Speaker)
5 October – “Extensive Reading Program to Foster Indonesian Students’ Reading Habit”, Indo Focus Conference, Indiana University Bloomington, Yuseva Iswandari
5 October – “Learning to Love to Read”, 50th CATESOL Conference, San Jose, California, Cory Koby (Featured Speaker)
8 November – “The Benefits of Extensive Reading”, The 1st Halu Oleo International Conference on Education” by Thomas Robb
14 November – “The Benefits of Extensive Reading”, Penang English Language Learning and Teaching Association by Thomas Robb

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