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June 25, 2009

Second Annual Extensive Reading in Japan Seminar

This is an announcement from the ER Sig of JALT.

Join us at Kinki University's language Institute July 5th from 11:00 - 17:00!

ER is a growing phenomenon and an excellent way of reaching your students at the same time as building their fluency and vocabulary. If you are new to ER or a seasoned pro, there will be something for you to learn!

We have hundreds of graded readers from different publishers for raffle prizes!

Rob Waring, one of the giants of Extensive Reading (ER), is the Plenary Speaker

- a full day of presentations and poster sessions to help you develop a successful ER program from the classroom to the curriculum level

- a chance to see the latest offerings from a wide range of publishers, who can offer you information and helpful suggestions on how to develop your graded reader library.

For further information and pre-registration please check our website:

Those who pre-register before July 3rd will get a free conference bag and an additional chance to win free graded readers in the post-plenary raffle!

Co-sponsored by the ER SIG, the Osaka Chapter and the Kyoto Chapter

August 18, 2009

JERA meeting this weekend

This is an announcement about the JERA meeting

Annual Conference of the Japan Extensive Reading Association

Organized by the Japan Extensive Reading Association and Toyota National College of Technology GP-Project

August 22nd, 2009 (English Sessions)
August 23rd, 2009 (Japanese Sessions)

Place: Toyota National College of Technology
(Eisei-cho 2-1, Toyota-shi, Aichi-pref. 1.5 hours from JR Nagoya Station by local train & walk)


Registration Fee:
Members of JERA: Free Non-members: 3,000 yen

Invited lectures on Saturday afternoon are free to every one.

September 08, 2009

New ER website

The following Facebook website devoted to ER has been set up

You'll need to be a Facebook member to read the pages

November 19, 2009

Extensive Reading SIG at JALT

The Extensive Reading Colloquium: Reflections on ER Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:40 PM; Room 1001-1
Daniel Stewart, Mark Brierley, Paul Collett, Bjorn Fuisting, Michael Furmanovsky, Paul Goldberg, Greg Rouault, Rube Redfield,

The Extensive Reading Colloquium is the main annual event of the ER SIG. This year, seven researchers will conduct ER presentations simultaneously in one room. Participants will be able to take part in two 25-minute sessions with handouts available for the others. Topics include setting up ER, integrating language tasks, and measurement. Also at the colloquium, the ERF Language Learner Literature awards are announced and there is a large book giveaway sponsored by the publishers.

November 29, 2009

The Extensive Reading Foundation Graded Reader Scale

The Extensive Reading Foundation has just released its Graded Readers Scale for use by teachers and publishers.

The annual Language Learner Literature Awards use this scale.

More details of how to use the scale can be found here.


November 15, 2010

ER World Congress

Hello everyone, This is an announcement of the First World Congress in Extensive Reading to be held in September 2011 The Extensive Reading Foundation announces the First Extensive Reading World Congress, to be held on the campus of Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan from 3-6 September 2011. The World Congress represents the first time for all those involved with the extensive reading approach -- teachers, scholars, writers and publishers -- to gather under one roof for a conference dedicated purely to extensive reading. For more information go to

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