Introduction to Extensive Reading on Avenue

In this first of a two-part webinar series on Extensive Reading (ER), John Allan and Sepideh Alavi, NLS mentors and content developers, explore the ER movement as an approach to language learning that encourages students to read at a comfortable level that inspires reading for pleasure, reinforces and strengthens the learner’s language foundation, and should build/boost L2 confidence as they progress through LINC levels.

The presenters talked about why graded readers are an important ER resource of reading materials, and how they have been created to accommodate different levels of language learners. Finally, they discussed how accessing graded readers online has made Extensive Reading practical for online or blended classrooms.