An approach to extensive reading: Active involvement during sustained silent reading

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Hiroko Yoshida, Osaka University of Economics

A number of studies have demonstrated that extensive reading (ER) can result in a variety of language learning gains; however, how ER programs should best be implemented in the EFL classroom has not been fully explored. This article provides practical advice to instructors in this regard and asserts the effectiveness of active involvement in sustained silent reading (SSR) to foster ER learning.


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