10th Annual ER Seminar

10th Annual ER Seminar

The 10th Annual Extensive Reading Seminar has concluded. The numbers of participants exceeded our expectations and everyone there helped to contribute to make it a very worthwhile, fun and inspiring seminar.

Everyone there deserves a mention, especially the many outstanding presenters whose research and work in extensive reading and listening is helping to promote these two areas across Japan and beyond.

We would like to give a special thanks to several people, especially Daniel James, our Site Chair, whose unflagging work helped carry the event through to a successful conclusion.

All those in the Hiroshima Chapter of JALT and in particular Naomi Fujishima, who organised the publishers, helping with the set-up and so many other areas. Similarly, Simon Capper, Katherine Song, Tim Wilson, Joe Lauer and Dan Hougham for checking and rechecking all the details.

Caroline Lloyd, Emi Sugita and the rest of the staff at the Hiroshima YMCA were extremely helpful.

Thanks also to the publishers who travelled down to Hiroshima to give us their support.

If we have forgotten anyone, please accept our heartfelt, ‘Thank you’s.


10th ERS Poster


10th Annual ER Seminar

  • Date: Sunday 14th October, 2018

  • Time: 9:00 ~ 17:00

  • Place: Hiroshima YMCA

  • Chair: Thomas Bieri 

  • Site Chair: Daniel James

  • Theme: Reflections on Extensive Reading

  • Speakers: Previous and Current Coordinators

  • Publishers: Oxford University Press, englishbooks.jp and Tryalogue Education (previously Compass and Seed Learning) will be displaying educational materials.

The full program can be found here. FREE TO JALT and JERA members. One thousand yen (1000 円) for everyone else. There is NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CASH ON THE DAY!


We expect that attendees will come to share knowledge, experiences, and questions about extensive reading and extensive listening. Sessions, including posters, presentations, workshops and invited panels will introduce useful ideas for starting, promoting, managing and maintaining extensive reading and/or listening practices from the classroom level to the program-wide level, discuss new and ongoing research in the area, and encourage critical reflection. Attendees with no experience with ER are welcome to come and learn more about it.


Pre-Conference Dinner

At Parco della Pace on Saturday, October 13th 19:00-21:00

Reserve your place on the Google Form. The restaurant can only seat 25 people. The deadline is October 9th 23:59 p.m. It is a course meal for 5400 yen and all you can drink. Sign up soon or you won't get in.

If you have any questions or comments for the Seminar Chair, Thomas Bieri, please submit them via this contact form.