A Decade of Reading and Learning: A History of the Extensive Reading Program in the Department of English Communication

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A Decade of Reading and Learning: A History of the Extensive Reading Program in the Department of English Communication
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著者 Lemmer Richard J.
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Abstract

This narrative reports on the Extensive Reading portion of the Department of English Communication curriculum. It explains the workings of the program from its inception in 2001 to the present. Included are results of research on ER, activities related to ER and student comments on the program.

Subject
830 English
Keyword
graded readers
library
reading speed
reading fluency
presentations
reports
References

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Publish Date
2012
Publication Title
Chugokugakuen journal
Volume
11
Start Page
5
End Page
11
ISSN
1348-1452
NCID
AA11806612
Publisher
Chugokugakuen University/Chugoku Junior College
Copyright Holders
中国学園大学
中国短期大学
Contents Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
Japanese
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