Starting Extensive Reading Programs

at Universities, Vocational Schools and Language Schools

Julian Bamford
Bunkyo University
bamford@shonan.bunkyo.ac.jp

Roberta Welch
Toyo Women's College
rwelch@gol.com

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
[EPER --
http://www.ials.ed.ac.uk/epermenu.html]

What students do

THE SECRET OF SUCCESS?

. . .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)