It’s my honor this week to have written a guest post commissioned by Jason Slanga, an expert language learner and teacher and one of the most thoughtful people I know when it comes to personal habits and disciplines. Jason recently organized the Latin Reading Challenge (#LatinReadingChallenge) to support people trying to boost their Latin reading ability.
My post explains in simple terms the research behind Extensive Reading (reading large volumes of low-difficulty text), offers practical tips, and includes several easy-to-access resources that either go deeper into the effectiveness of Extensive Reading or help learners and teachers present Extensive Reading to others. Specifically, the post explains why context matters, volume matters, speed matters, easiness matters, and interest matters.
Check out the post here and spend some time on Jason’s site!