#20 Chinese Graded Readers and ER in Chinese

After a long break that we took following the beginning of the academic year in Japan, we are back with a new episode and a new interview. This time we deal with extensive reading in Chinese. We do so in the company of Chinese language consultants Jared Turner and John Pasden, who have put together a collection of graded readers in Chinese called Mandarin Companion. In the interview they discuss their experiences reading and doing extensive reading in Chinese, and also the challenges of creating Chinese reading materials that are both interesting and useful to learners of the language.

#19: Cheating in extensive reading programmes

For our nineteenth episode we have an interview with professors Naeko Naganuma and Patrick Daugherty, from Akita International University, in the north of Japan. In the interview they tell us about the research that they have recently carried out on academic dishonesty in extensive reading programmes and they suggest a number of ways in which teachers can discourage cheating while making the student’ extensive reading more engaging and rewarding.

Show notes #19: Cheating in extensive reading programmes

For our nineteenth episode we have an interview with professors Naeko Naganuma and Patrick Daugherty, from Akita International University, in the north of Japan. In the interview they tell us about the research that they have recently carried out on academic dishonesty in extensive reading programmes and they suggest a number of ways in which […]

#18: ER and the Four Strands. Interview with Paul Nation (Part II)

In the second part of the interview, Professor Nation discusses different ways of doing extensive reading depending on whether one’s target is more fluency or vocabulary oriented, the need to make sure that the students know the reasons why they should be doing ER, the amount of reading that students ought to do, questions of vocabulary and frequency, and of course, the role of output in language acquisition and learning.