IERA Co-Sponsors Weekly Zoom Seminars


The Indonesian Extensive Reading Foundation, in cooperation with a number of other entities including the American Corner at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, the American Embassy in Jakarta, Sanata Dharma University and the ERF, has been holding a series of 2-hour Zoom seminars, inviting speakers from within Indonesia as well as scholars from abroad as speakers. Each session attracted from 150 to 300 participants. All of the sessions are available in their entirety on Facebook.

The first three sessions, cleverly named “NgabubuRead” (“ngabuburit” means a traditional afternoon leisure activity during Ramadan) with the next five webinars, named “vERtual TALK” were sponsored by the American Corner at UMY with the Sanata Dharma team extending the series further. Future sessions will be organized by other universities. Each speaker’s PowerPoint and a summary of the Q&A for each session is available here, with thanks going to Lanoke Intan Paradita for compiling the full document.

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Free books online for YOU and your students!

The ERF is happy to announce that many have generously allowed their materials to be shared online, free of charge, during this time of crisis. More information will be added later as more publishers come on board.

Publisher Number URL Type Access
AAs Press 4 URL Interactive Flipbook Anyone
ABDO Press** Lots! URL Flipbook / +Audio Only Anyone
BlackCat 10 ENDED Flipbook / +Audio Only Student
ELi 15 URL Flipbook & Audio Anyone
Helbling* 20 ENDED Flipbook & Audio Anyone
I Talk You Talk 1 URL PDF Teacher selects one
I Talk You Talk – FAST 500 short stories 25+ URL HTML Anyone
Macmillan e-Readers*** ? Asia:Mail
? Anyone
Oxford University Press – Learner’s Bookshelf** 148 URL Flipbook & Audio Student
Real Reads 4 URL Flipbook & Audio Student

* Includes 6 LLA Award winners and finalists!
** Temporary relaxation due to Covid-19
*** Send school name, school type, no. students & Macmillan materials in use

Checking your students’ reading when they are reading at home — Virtually all of the ‘graded readers’ that are being offered have quizzes on (In all we have 7500+ quizzes). Free free to apply for your school. See for more information.

Using a Google Spreadsheet — Tom Robb has prepared a Google spreadsheet that you can copy, paste in the names of your students and click a button to make a separate tab for each student to enter what they have read (not just books, online material as well) and provide feedback. The top “Master” page shows you the totals for each student. The spreadsheet is here:

See this link for a quick tutorial:
Note that you will need a Google account, and during the setup process, you need to agree to access a non-secure page. This is because the code that creates the pages has not yet been registered with Google.
Check back for updates!

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