Forced pleasure reading may get you neither”: a reply to Jeff McQuillan

Milliner, Brett (2020) Forced pleasure reading may get you neither”: a reply to Jeff McQuillan. Language and Language Teaching, 9 (2). 01-04. ISSN 2277-307X

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In this article, I will question some of the arguments McQuillan (2019) put forward in his critique of my article (Milliner, 2017) titled, “One Year of Extensive Reading on Smartphones: A Report”. My response criticizes some of the evidence presented by McQuillan to support his claims. I contend that my application of extensive reading or ER (Milliner, 2017), and McQuillan's (2019) “pleasure reading” diverge on some points. While both approaches seek to encourage second language (L2) learners to read a substantial number of self-selected L2 texts and promote a love for reading in the L2, they deviate on how these goals can be achieved. I detail out how ER (pleasure reading) ought to be implemented in foreign language classrooms.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Milliner, Brett
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Extensive reading in L2, Pleasure reading, Learning how to read, Teacher intervention, Online quizzes
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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