2019 Indonesia ER Roadshow a Resounding Success!


With the generous assistance of the U.S. Department of State Regional English Language Office in Jakarta headed by Bradley Horn, Marc Helgesen, Past Chair of the ERF and Thomas Robb, Chair, along with the local Indonesian Extensive Reading Association (IERA) team toured the island of Java, giving workshops to teachers, teacher trainers, librarians and government officials on the merits of the Extensive Reading Approach.   As a result, some participants have already asked to use MReader and Tom has been asked to return in July to train teachers and teacher trainers in Bandung. Other teachers have asked IERA to help at future dates to be determined. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Embassy, a lottery is in progress which will provide books to one lucky school in each of the workshop locations.

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The Roadshow would not have been possible without the assistance of the “Four Angels” of IERA that made all of the arrangements for the venues, transportation and hotels.

Profound thanks are extended to Yuseva Iswandari, Lhaksmita Anandari, Lanoke Paradita and Anita Kurniawati, along with additional IERA members at each location.

Here are the reports submitted by Marc and Tom to the U.S. Department of State.
Marc Helgesen’s Report (MS Word)
Tom Robb’s Report (MS Word)



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News from the IATEFL Conference Liverpool, April 2 – 5, 2019

Language Learner Literature “WINNER” certificates were presented on Tuesday, April 2 at IATEFL in Liverpool to Oxford University Press for two titles adapted classic stories, “Mulan” by Rachel Bladon, and “Emma” by Clare West. The authors were on hand to receive the awards from Thomas Robb, Chair and Nick Tims, Board Member and Awards Ceremony organizer.  On Wednesday, awards were conferred upon ELI (Italy) for two of their titles, “The Boy with the Red Balloon” and “Granny Fixit and the Viking Children”.  Both publishers also have “Finalists” in the running for the 2019 Awards. See the full listing of Finalists here!

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Awards being given to ELI, represented by Augusto Andreoli, Marketing Manager for ELI (left) and Clare West and Rachel Bladon (right) for OUP.



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