Type JournalArticle
Date 1998-12
Volume 4
Number 12
Tags nonfiction, language learning, extensive reading, 75 in 2019
Journal The Internet TESL Journal

Extensive Reading: Why? and How?


An extensive reading program was established for elementary level language learners at the British Council Language Center in Sanaa, Yemen. Research evidence for the use of such programs in EFL/ESL contexts is presented, emphasizing the benefits of this type of input for students' English language learning and skills development. Practical advice is then offered to teachers worldwide on ways to encourage learners to engage in a focused and motivating reading program with the potential to lead students along a path to independence and resourcefulness in their reading and language learning.

Name Role
Timothy Bell Author