About Mongolian ER Association (MERA)
Extensive Reading has been introduced to Mongolians since June,2018 while the Xreading VL was starting to serve to the readers in Mongolia. Incredibly, xreading.com is known by Lingors company's challenges and reading marathons. The readers including secondary school students and teachers are need of trainings, seminars, discussions and workshops on extensive reading while they are doing intensive English program at schools. Therefore, Mongolian Extensive Reading Association (MERA) is a local non-government organization established for education, agrees with membership and sets up its regulations, key activities, organizational culture and structure in the country. The members and supporters are growing thus from executives established four sectors namely; I) Education & Study, II) Relationship & Partnership, III) Media & Public Engagement, IV) Finance & Fund and each sector leader and members officially recognized. Plan of actions are introduced to executive director and attached with MERA actions to do. 14 National Facilitators, 30 Data Analysts are key representatives into district and province levels to introduce MERA and Extensive Readers Modeling Club piloting project implementation
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The Experience Sharing Practices of Extensive Reading Teachers in Mongolia
A total of 50 secondary school English Teacher involved in Experience sharing practical training to expand their extensive reading performances at 17 different provinces and districts of Mongolia. These participants, who have been teaching English at public and private schools were asked to 5 different exercising group “How to invest extensive reading in the remote country local school”, “How to combine the curriculum and extensive reading activities”, “How to motivate the graded readers”, “How to invest extensive reader at local school” and “How to integrate English readers to other subjects at school”. For the exercise groups, the instruction time was four-day-experiments for seeking the best practices how to expand Extensive Reading approach among other English teachers those not using extensive reading tools. Four-day-experience sharing practical training later, listened 15-minute micro training presentations from each group and questions, clarification and feedback on each presentation. The major findings are as follows: 1) Extensive reading invested by local school alumna, 2) Extra curricula and school activities maximized by extensive reading clubs. The results of this experience sharing, 14 the best practitioners were recognized to coach other new instructors to perform extensive reading approach in Mongolia.