Indonesian High School Implements ER with ERF Grant

Rika Rachmita Sujatma, the principal of Cipeundeuy 1 Senior High School in Subang, West Java, Indonesia is implementing Extensive Reading with over 500 students at her school. “Ibu Rika” applied for a grant to purchase books after attending a workshop with ERF Chair Tom Robb, sponsored by the Bandung provincial literacy movement.  With books extremely difficult to obtain in Indonesia, Tom handed over the books in person to her on a stopover in Jakarta, on the way to another conference.  


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The Fifth Congress a Great Success!

Despite a typhoon and an earthquake which prevented some 20 presenters from reaching Taichung, Taiwan, the Congress was blessed with over 300 attendees, from some 20 countries. All were pleased with the range of presentations and opportunities for networking.


The 5th World Congress was graced with more than double the number of scholarship recipients due to the cooperation of the U.S. Department of State Regional English Language Offices in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines — in addition to those directly sponsored by the ERF. Scholars came from as far away as Mexico to the east and Iran and India to the west. Some of the digital handouts and PPTs are available at

For those who missed it, the Sixth World Congress site will be Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on August 9-14, 2021. Watch these pages or our Facebook site for further details.

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