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Setting Extensive Reading Goals to Achieve Reading Rate Gains
Beglar and Hunt (2014) suggested that completing the equivalent of 7,200 standard words of extensive reading per week will facilitate substantial reading rate gains. The goal of this study was to investigate the feasibility of such a goal for learners of Japanese. Results, pedagogical implications, and suggestions will be discussed.
Jeff Peterson (PhD, Purdue University) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese at Brigham Young University. His research interests include Japanese pedagogy, extensive reading, computer-assisted language learning, pitch accent training, and corpus research. ERAW 2021 Presentation Title: Setting Extensive Reading Goals to Achieve Reading Rate Gains