Intensive Reading

There was an interesting article in the Independent about intensive reading in L1 children and its effects on vocabulary acquisition:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/neverending-story-how-repetition-helps-a-childs-vocabulary-2220647.html

The main conclusion of the study was that viewing vocabulary repetitively in the same context, as opposed to those same items in several different contexts (for example, reading the same story several times or several stories once), promotes greater acquisition of those vocabulary items. There hasn’t been much research, as far as I know, on Intensive vs Extensive reading for EFL but this study might suggest some benefit to learners of repetitive reading.

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I'm an EFL teacher in Japan and this is a blog to record some thoughts on using Systemic Functional Linguistics in the foreign language classroom.
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