Starting Extensive Reading Programs

at Universities, Vocational Schools and Language Schools

Julian Bamford
Bunkyo University

Roberta Welch
Toyo Women's College

JALT Conference, Shizuoka; Extensive Reading Colloquium.
November 3, 2000

What is extensive reading? (HINT: It's like reading in your first language!)

The benefits of extensive reading

How to start

Making a library

Start low to build confidence
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What students do


. . .turn your classroom into a reading community

All references are in Richard R. Day & Julian Bamford. Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom. (Cambridge University Press)