Japanese Extensive Reading Workshop

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Taper Hall (THH), 2nd Floor
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089


USC Workshop

Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Title: 2nd USC Workshop on Japanese Extensive Reading


Taper Hall, University of Southern California

3501 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0357



Since the first USC Japanese Extensive Reading Workshop in 2015, a number of institutions have been trying to incorporate Tadoku/Extensive Reading in their instructions.  This workshop gathers presentations from the schools who have implemented the method and shares their success stories, problems, and questions to better understand the whats, whys, and hows of Tadoku/Extensive Reading.


Schedule (Tentative):

9:00-9:30         Registration

9:30-10:20       Keynote Speech I      

10:30-12:20     Presentations 1 - 5

12:20-1:15       Lunch

1:15-2:00         Keynote Speech II

2:10-2:40         Creating reading materials - Presentation 6

2:50-3:40         Discussion

3:40-4:30         Summary& Closing


Makiko Awano – Vice President, NPO Tadoku Supporters

Noriko Hanabusa –Professor of the Practice, University of Notre Dame


“Student-Faculty Collaboration Project to Create an ER Program,”

Brianna Kosmer, Pa Dra Lee, and Tomomi Kakegawa, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

「日本語クラスの一部としての多読:教師の見方と学生の受け止め方 Teacher’s View and Students’ View Towards Extensive Reading in Japanese Language Courses

Nana Onishi, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


「手探りの多読実践:初心者から上級者までの多読 Exploring and Incorporating Extensive Reading Activity into entire four year curriculum

Tamaki Terada, Pomona College


「オレゴン大学における多読の要素を授業に取り入れる試み Report on Tadoku Element Incorporated in a Regular Course at University of Oregon

Naoko Nakadate, University of Oregon


「ワシントン大学における多読クラブの試み Tadoku Club at the University of Washington

Izumi Matsuda, University of Washington


「日本語多読読み物作成実践報告(A report on hands-on experiences to create Japanese extensive reading material)

Maki Irie and Yumi Matsumoto, University of Southern California


Registration:  https://goo.gl/forms/Iq69WzFUiZ2pWyyD3

Registration is free, but seats are limited to 60.

Parking, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by:

USC Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC East Asian Studies Center, USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, The U.S. Department of Education Title VI NRC grant, The Japan Foundation

For more information regarding this workshop, please contact USC Japanese Language Program, uscjpn@gmail.com.


UCLA Workshop

Date: Sunday, February 18th, 2018


Challenges of Extensive Reading in Library and Classroom

Objectives (short ver.):

At the UCLA workshop we will identify specific challenges of extensive reading in library and classroom that are experienced by the participants in their specific environments and try to find solutions to them together. We will particularly focus on the difficulties of the evaluation of student progress and the classification of reading levels in two sessions.


Location: Royce Hall and UCLA Library

Registration:  http://bit.ly/2lVtHnU

Registration is free.

Parking, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.


Schedule (Tentative):

10:00-10:30     Registration

10:30-12:00     Session 1 (Royce Hall)

  • Roundtable focused discussion on evaluation of students’ progress

12:00-13:00     Lunch

13:15-14:45     Session 2 (UCLA Library—opens at 13:00)

  • Presentation “Is manga fun to read for foreign/second language readers?,” Yoshiko Mori, Kumi Sato, Georgetown University
  • Divided roundtable focused discussion on evaluation/labelling of Japanese extensive reading materials

14:45-15:00     Wrap-up

15:00-15:30     Library tour


For more information regarding this workshop, please contact Tomoko Bialock, tbialock@library.ucla.edu.


Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop




University Park Campus


Invitation Only

East Asian Studies Center (EASC)
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