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The JALT Extensive Reading SIG

The JALT ER SIG exists to help promote Extensive Reading (ER) in Japan and via our website, our newsletter, the ERJ Journal, and presentations throughout Japan we aim to help teachers set up and make the most of their ER programmes.

全国語学教育学会多読分野別研究部会「JALT ER SIG」は、講師達がERプログラムをスムーズに始められるよう、またそれを有効的に利用できることを目的に活動しています。またこの概念を元に、私達のウエブサイト、会報、ERJ雑誌、プレゼンテーションなどを通じERの促進を促しています。

ER Forum Call for Participants

2017 JALT Conference ER Forum Call for Participants

The Extensive Reading Special Interest Group seeks 5-6 presenters to participate in a 60-minute forum at JALT2017. The conference theme is "Language Teaching in a Global Age" – so, how do you teach culture through extensive reading? But we also welcome other topics related to Extensive Reading or Extensive Listening. Join us!

·      Format: Under consideration but we are thinking of “short and sweet” delivery in Pecha-Kucha 20 X 20 (20 presentation slides X 20 seconds each) style.

·      Deadline: May 20th, 2017

            ·      How: Send your Name, affiliation, title and abstract (200 words) to: Vetting decisions announced within a few days.

Click here for the full poster: 2017 JALT Conference ER Forum Call for Participants


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Please check in here and at the ERF for details as they are announced. Tickets are available here.

  • Date: Friday 4th ~ Monday 7th August, 2017
  • Place: Toyo Gakuen University, 
  • Chairs: Atsuko Takase, Kwansei Gakuin University and Thomas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Site Chair: Andy Boon, Toyo Gakuen Unversity
  • Theme: Pathways to Progress
  • Plenary Speakers: Jennifer Bassett
  • Featured Speaker: Phillip Prowse

JALT Nara Chapter and JALT ER SIG collaboratively present: A Day of Extensive Reading - All you ever wanted to know about ER!

Sunday, 18th June 2017
Morning Session: 
10:00 - 10:50
Afternoon Session: 12:50 to 14:40
Please contact Nara JALT for location details.

Featuring Japan based ER experts:

Mark Brierley, Shinshu University 
Paul Goldberg, Xreading
Ann Flanagan, Ritsumeikan Junior and Senior High School
Ann Mayeda, Konan Women's University

Please join us in Nara! There will be an interesting and informative talks, followed by a panel discussion.


Language Learner Literature Awards

Language Learner Literature Awards

Every year, the Extensive Reading Foundation recognizes the best new works of language learner literature in English. From books published in 2016, the ERF judges have selected sixteen titles of particular merit–the finalists. From these sixteen, the ERF will select one winner in each of six categories taking into account the votes and comments of students and teachers of English worldwide. Go here for more details.

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