Why Don’t Teachers Encourage Their Students to Read More?

Last week, I wrote about why students don’t read more. Today, I’m writing about why teachers don’t encourage their students to read more—because, of course, one of the main reasons why language students don’t read more is because of their teachers. Teachers often don’t encourage students to read a lot and/or don’t provide materials to …

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Why Don’t Students Read More?

I recently ran across Stephen Krashen and Haeyoung Kim’s article “Why Don’t Language Acquirers Take Advantage of the Power of Reading?” It was published back in 1997, but the issues are just as applicable today (though I’d like to think that we—language learners and teachers as a whole—are gradually moving in the direction toward taking …

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