In this presentation, the presenters demonstrated how Extensive Reading (ER) has gained popularity in English language classrooms and they shared methods to discourage potential problems which may arise when implementing ER programs. In recent years, ER has become an accepted methodology in increasing student reading fluency. However, there are issues that teachers face when implementing an ER program. The present study, completed at a small English medium university in Japan, addressed a key problem in ER program implementation: student academic dishonesty. The presenters detailed different types of academic dishonesty identified through student interviews and teacher experience. In addition, practical methodologies that are useful in countering academic dishonesty were elaborated.
Yuichi Tagane is a lecturer of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program at Akita International University in Japan, specializing in Second or Foreign Language Teaching Methods, Corpus Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics.
Naeko Naganuma is an assistant professor in the English for Academic Purposes program at Akita International University. Her research interests lie in use of technology in classrooms, flipped teaching and learning, reading and vocabulary instruction, and Pragmatics.