The Extensive Reading Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization whose purpose is to support and promote extensive reading. One Foundation initiative is the annual Language Learner Literature Award for the best new works in English (voting is now open for this year’s 15 finalists at http://www.erfoundation.org/erf/2011%20Award%20Finalists ). Another is maintaining a bibliography of research on extensive reading (available at http://www.erfoundation.org/erf/bibliography ). The Foundation is also interested in helping educational institutions set up extensive reading programs through grants that fund the purchase of books and other reading material (apply at http://www.erfoundation.org/erf/grants ).
The First Extensive Reading World Congress will be held on the campus of Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan from 3-6 September 2011. Learn more about the conference at http://erfoundation.org/erwc1
Visit the Extensive Reading Foundations home page at http://www.erfoundation.org/erf