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The Impact of Online Extracurricular Extensive Reading Activities on Indonesian University Students’ Reading Habits and Attitudes
Through a RELO U.S. Embassy Jakarta program, Rachel S. Wang conducted extracurricular synchronous online extensive reading activities with Indonesian university students. She read books aloud, designed creative tasks, and had students create their own picture books. Survey data shows students’ reading habits and attitudes improved after completing these online activities.
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Rachel S. Wang is originally from Madison, Wisconsin, and first became passionate about how we learn and teach languages while studying Linguistics, Psychology, and TESOL as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Rachel has taught high schoolers in Japan, adults in New York City, and university students in China and Indonesia. She has led teacher training workshops for over 2,000 teachers. Her interests include project-based learning, educational technology, social and emotional learning, and culturally relevant teaching. Through RELO US Embassy Jakarta, she was an English Language Fellow in Manado, Indonesia (2018-20) and a Virtual English Language Fellow for the State University of Surabaya (2020-21).
I teach English Literature at the English Department, Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia. My interests are cultural studies, literacy as social practice, and the use of literature in EFL.