Extensive Reading Workshop 12 April

Mar 13,2015

Extensive Reading Workshop


Presenter: Dr. Rob Waring

Professor at Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama.

One of the main instigators of Extensive Reading in Japan.

Location: Tottori University 鳥取大学 広報センター (2F)

In Room C of the Kōhō Center, which is just inside the main gate.

When: April 12th (Sunday) 4月12日(日)

Time: 2:00PM 4:00PM (Room open from 1:30PM)

  (13:30~ 受付開始)

Extensive Reading Workshop

This workshop will first discuss the need for Extensive Reading (ER) in all language programs regardless of students' age and ability. Next we will discuss various types of ER programs and clarify what ER is and isn't. Finally, we will discuss what types of ER teachers are using in Tottori, or are planning to use, and try to optimise each program.

Extensive Reading means students read very easy, enjoyable books to build their reading speed and fluency. And, they read a lot. This means that students learn to read by actually reading rather than following the traditional method of intensive reading which involves studying the vocabulary, grammar and phrases of a text. ER gives students chances to read longer pieces of reading, which they choose themselves, and can read at their own speed and at their own ability level.

Dr. Rob Waring is an acknowledged expert in Extensive Reading and second language vocabulary acquisition. He is on the Executive Board the Extensive Reading Foundation and is also author and editor of the Foundations Reading Library, the Footprint Reading Library, and the Page Turners Reading Library by Cengage / National Geographic Learning.

RSVP: We would appreciate it if you could RSVP to tottori.jalt@gmail.com by April 6th

as it helps with our planning. However, everyone is welcome on the day.


Train: Get off at Tottori Daigaku-mae Station. 最寄り駅は「鳥取大学前駅」です。

By Car: Free Parking is available on campus.   無料駐車場があります。

Cost: JALT Members are free. Non-JALT Members are 500 Yen.

Event information or questions:

• Tottori JALT Homepage https://sites.google.com/site/tottorijalt/home

• Tottori JALT Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Tottori.JALT

• Or, email tottori.jalt@gmail.com

JALT membership information (for various JALT member-only privileges and discounts):

• Membership page http://jalt.org/main/membership

• Or, email member.tottori.jalt@gmail.com

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