Promoting Extensive Reading within the Access Program MATE Sixth Management Seminar, Marrakech, November 3rd, 2012. Abdellatif Zoubair. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.zoubaireltcommunity.ac.maMATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
Outline1. Definition (s)2. Terminology3. Features4. Rationale5. Formats6. Successful ER programs7. Food for thoughtMATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
To reflect on “In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a days work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.” — Jacques Barzun (1907-2012)MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
What is it? « Reading large amounts of materials for general understanding » (Day and Bamford 1998) “The reading of large amounts of material in the second language over time for personal pleasure or interest, and without the addition of productive tasks or follow up language work” Hafiz and Tudor (1989)MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
“Reading in which learners read large quantities of material that is within their linguistic competence” Grabe and Stoller (2002)MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
“Reading not merely as translation or as a skill, but as an activity that someone chooses to do for a variety of personal, social, or academic reasons”. (Day and Bamford 1998)MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
"Extensive reading means reading in quantity and in order to gain a general understanding of what is read. It is intended to develop good reading habits, to build up knowledge of vocabulary and structure, and to encourage a liking for reading." Richards, 2010.MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
VI. Features of successful extensive reading programmes:1. Amount of materials2. Choice3. Variety4. Level of comprehensionMATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
5. Post-reading work6. Role modeling7. Keeping track of progress8. MonitoringMATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
VII. Evaluation1. What extensive reading opportunities are offered to our learners?2. How does the component compare against the criteria?MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
To reflect on (2) ... when second language acquirers read for pleasure they can continue to improve in their second language without classes, without teachers, without study, and even without people to converse with ... Stephen Krashen, The Power of Reading, (2nd ed. 2004 p147)MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
¤Bibliography -Davis, C. (1995). Extensive reading: an expensive extravagance? ELT Journal, 49, 329-336. -Day, R. R., & Bamford, J. (1998). Extensive reading in the second language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. -Grabe, W. (2002). Reading in a second language. In R.B. Kaplan (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of applied linguistics (pp. 49-59). New York: Oxford University Press.MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
-Hill, D. R. (1997c). Setting up an extensive reading programme: Practical tips. The Language Teacher, 21(5), 17-20. -Krashen, S. (2004) . The power of reading: Insights into Research. 2nd ed. London: Heinmann. -McCracken, R. A. (1971). Initiating sustained silent reading. Journal of Reading, 14, 521-524, 582-583. -Renandya, W. A. (2007). The power of extensive reading. RELC Journal, 38, 133-149.MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
-Richards, Jack C. & Scmidt, R. 2010. Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics. Longman.MATE th ManagementSeminar, Nov.
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