Sessions / Program set-up
The implementation of English Literacy Program in SPK School Setting During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic #1567
In this presentation, we will present the implementation of the English Literacy Program in a Multilingual and Multicultural school setting during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. This literacy program is unique because it should nurture our primary students' English literacy from diverse mother tongues and cultures.
Major events such as ERAW and ERWC are immensely stimulating for attendees. In addition to attending Insightful presentations and workshops, attendees have chances to meet and talk with other educators using ER from far and wide. These chance conversations can spark new lines of thinking and areas of collaboration. The coronavirus pandemic has taught us that technology can bring us together despite being separated by physical distance. In 2020, the JALT ER Special Interest Group started a monthly informal gathering using Zoom meetings. The monthly meetings let friends of ER meet a little more regularly. People who come by share ideas, talk about favorite books, or sometimes discuss research. We aim to keep things informal, and building camaraderie is just as important as deepening our extensive reading knowledge. Please come by, and learn more about how you can join in.
The presentation aims at sharing best practices and showing opportunities of setting up ER programs in challenging circumstances like in Indonesia. It is hoped that what IERA has done could inspire other communities that plan to set up ER programs in their respective places.
In Thailand, implementing an extensive reading program at a university level is relatively new, especially with an online library integration. This presentation focuses on the extensive reading program implementation using the Xreading virtual library at a large public university in Bangkok. The steps taken, the challenges faced, and the lessons learned will be discussed.