Show notes #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.

Some of the works mentioned in this podcast are linked below:

7) Tom Cobb’s 2007 article on computing the demands of language reading.

8) McQuillan and Krashen’s 2008 response to Cobb’s article.

9) Nation’s 2014 article on how much reading is necessary.



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