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ERIC Number: EJ1015761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1539-0578
Effective Extensive Reading outside the Classroom: A Large-Scale Experiment
Robb, Thomas; Kano, Makimi
Reading in a Foreign Language, v25 n2 p234-247 Oct 2013
We report on a large-scale implementation of extensive reading (ER) in a university setting in Japan where all students were required to read outside class time as part of their course requirement. A pre/posttest comparison between the 2009 cohort of students who read outside of class and the 2008 cohort who did no outside reading shows that the implementation of ER resulted in highly significant gains. A plug-in module for Moodle called "MoodleReader" was used to hold the students accountable for their reading. A new distinction between "replacement" ER and "additive" ER is introduced. (Contains 5 tables and 4 figures.)
Reading in a Foreign Language. National Foreign Language Resource Center, 1859 East-West Road #106, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A