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Extensive reading is an approach to the teaching of language which involves the students reading a lot of books that are easy and interesting and that they choose. Even though we say extensive reading is an approach to the teaching of reading, we’ve discovered through a bunch of research studies that it also helps the other areas of language development – reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and also the affective dimensions on attitude and motivation. So extensive reading is quite exciting and that it gets more than just reading.

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Extensive reading is a way to teach English. «Extensive» means a large amount. So students read a lot of books. The books are easy and interesting. Students can choose books that they like. Extensive reading is a way to teach reading. But studies show this. Extensive reading helps learners improve all skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Extensive reading also helps with motivation and feelings about learning.  So extensive reading is exciting because it helps in many ways.

Richard R. Day is a professor in the Department of Second Language Studies, College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawai’i. His areas of specialization include second language reading, second language teacher education, curriculum design, and materials development.

This video is embedded from the YouTube channel of OUP English Language Teaching.