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Home Education Alumni and their colleagues attended Extensive Reading Workshops in Ho Chi Minh City

Alumni and their colleagues attended Extensive Reading Workshops in Ho Chi Minh City

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Alumni and their colleagues attended Extensive Reading Workshops in Ho Chi Minh City

February 2012.

Alumna Nguyen Thi Dung receiving Certificate from Professor Richard Day

From February 24 – 25, 2012 twelve IFP Vietnam alumni, who are active English teachers and 20 of their colleagues (also English teachers) attended the Extensive Reading Workshops in Ho Chi Minh City sponsored by CEEVN.

Alumna Nguyen Thi Dung worked with CEEVN to invite Dr. Richard Day, Co-Founder of Extensive Reading Foundation and Professor of the Second Language Studies Department, University of Hawaii, to lead the workshops. The 31 attendees were selected from a pool of 50 applicants.


What Is Extensive Reading?

Extensive reading is an approach to the teaching and learning of language that involves students in reading large quantities of material in the new language.  The goal is to improve students' overall language proficiency and their attitudes toward the target language and motivation for learning.  It can be blended into any language course and program, regardless of the focus or methodology.











Alumnus Hoang Tang Duc browsing books at publishers’ display  at Extensive  Reading Workshops. (Photo by Nguyen Xuan Huong, CEEVN)






Ten Principles of Extensive Reading (ER) Approach: by Professor R. Day

Extensive reading as an approach to teaching EFL reading is best understood through these ten principles:

  1. Learners read as much as possible.
  2. The reading material is easy.
  3. Learners choose what they want to read.
  4. There is a large variety of reading material on many different topics.
  5. Reading rate is usually faster rather than slower.
  6. The purpose of reading is usually related to pleasure, information and general understanding.
  7. Reading is its own reward.
  8. Reading is individual and silent.
  9. The teacher orients and guides the students.
  10. The teacher is a role model of a reader.
  • Benefits of  Extensive Reading:
  • increased reading fluency
  • increased reading comprehension
  • more positive attitudes
    • improved writing skills

Professor Richard Day’s photo with participants and CEEVN staff  during Extensive Reading workshop.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 22:34  

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