Practical Extensive Reading
Ed. Kate Cory-Wright
Fostering a love of reading in our students is a goal that many language teachers share. We know the lifelong benefits of loving books, especially as many of us learned English - or another language – through reading. The challenge is: how to help our students become lifelong readers?
During the month of March 2017 a group of EFL/ESL teachers participated in a one-month online course on Extensive Reading (ER). The course was delivered by Kate Cory-Wright and hosted by the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi). Each week we attended a webinar, completed tasks, and took part in online discussions about Extensive Reading
The course participants were qualified educators, each with at least 10 years’ experience of teaching plus a higher education degree or a Masters. Participants included a broad spectrum of experience, too, ranging from teaching young learners and teenagers to college students and adults. Last but not least, the course was enhanced by a variety of cultural backgrounds, owing to the locations the participants work: Brazil, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece, India, Iran, USA, and Vietnam (See “About the Authors” for more information). In summary, it was a lively course, with plenty of active participation.
By the end of March 2017, our group had generated a wealth of ideas, information, and resources with regard to ER. The next logical step was to share it with others. So please enjoy this free collection of tips and resources on ER!
Best wishes from,
Kate Cory-Wright and the ER Course Participants