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April 26, 2009

New ELT News column - 'Extensive Reading and Listening' by Rob Waring

Rob.jpgRob Waring is a world-renowned expert in extensive reading and second language vocabulary acquisition. He holds a Ph.D. in vocabulary acquisition from the University of Wales, has published numerous articles, and has co-written or edited several series of Heinle Cengage graded readers.

Rob is based in Japan. He is Associate Professor at Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama, and is the trainer in 'Dealing with vocabulary' on the Oxford University Press / David English House ETJ one-day certificate course in teaching Japanese students that will be held in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya in June.

In his first column entry Rob has introduced some online resources and outlined his plans for the column. He also welcomes comments from teachers who would like him to discuss particular topics or have other suggestions.

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