The 2nd Extensive Reading World Congress will be held at Yonsei University, Seoul from September 14th & 15th, 2013. The congress is being hosted by the Korean English Extensive Reading Association (KEERA). The call for papers opens on December 1, 2012. Click on the link to KEERA to find out more. We look forward to seeing you there!
The 2012 Language Learner Literature Award winners
Want to find some new and award winning books for extensive reading? The winners of the 9th annual Language Learner Literature Awards were announced in October this year. Five awards were presented in five different categories. The 2012 awards are for books that were published in 2011. To find out more about the awards, click here.
Already sold on Extensive Reading?
Want to help spread the word? Here are some things teachers are already doing:
- Give a talk on ER at a conference you attend. For some ideas, see Marc Hegelsen’s powerpoint presentations on extensive reading on his website http://helgesenhandouts.weebly.com/extensive-reading.html
- Organize a colloquium for several teachers to share what they do.
- Look out for the 2013 Learner Literature Awards. Encourage other teachers and their students to read the nominated books and get them voting online.
- Think about applying for a grant from the ERF to support setting up extensive reading programs. Click here for more details.
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Contact us with news and suggestions about extensive reading (our email address is below) – we’re keen to find out more about what’s going on.
By Averil Coxhead