The JALT ER SIG exists to help promote Extensive Reading (ER) in Japan and via our website, our newsletter, the ERJ Journal, and presentations throughout Japan we aim to help teachers set up and make the most of their ER programmes. 全国語学教育学会多読分野別研究部会「JALT ER SIG」は、講師達がERプログラムをスムーズに始められるよう、またそれを有効的に利用できることを目的に活動しています。またこの概念を元に、私達のウエブサイト、会報、ERJ雑誌、プレゼンテーションなどを通じERの促進を促しています。

About ER


Extensive Reading in Japan (ERJ) - the Journal of the JALT Extensive Reading SIG - is a biannual subscription based journal mostly aimed at our members in Japan. As our original JALT publication, the ERJ exists to help promote Extensive Reading (ER) in Japan and aims to serve the members of the ER SIG.

Current Issue here.

ERJ Back Issues here

Graded Readers here.


The Journal of Extensive Reading (JER) is a peer-reviewed online journal of research on extensive reading run by the Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT) Extensive Reading Special Interest Group. The journal supplements what is already offered in the journal Extensive Reading in Japan (ERJ) by focusing on the publication of high-quality empirical research on ER.  

We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. 

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal information, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.

If you would like to join the JER publication team, please contact us here.

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