Notre Dame Seishin University


Dr. Rob Waring is Professor at Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama. He is an acknowledged expert in Extensive Reading and vocabulary acquisition. He has published over 80 articles and has given hundreds of lectures, plenaries and featured speaker presentations in 32 countries. He is an Executive Board member of the Extensive Reading Foundation responsible for the promotion of Extensive Reading globally. He is also author and series editor of a six series of graded readers by various publishers and has recently published Teaching Extensive Reading in Another Language with Paul Nation.


Language Classroom Content & Pedagogy Extensive Reading Research: A Chat With Paul Nation and Rob Waring more

Sat, Nov 13, 14:45-16:15 Asia/Tokyo

This presentation will review some basic findings from decades of research into the effectiveness of extensive reading. This body of research highlights some main areas still unexplored which still need investigating. Some suggested research designs will be put forward, and suggestions made to ensure robust designs. Some of the major pitfalls in ER research will also be explained. We will close with a call for research in extensive listening, followed by the SIG AGM.

Rob Paul Nation