Tadoku, extensive reading, has been acknowledged as an effective approach to learn English in Japan these days, and some teachers began to introduce Tadoku in their schools.
This seems to be an encouraging movement in old fashioned, terribly inefficient, boring, absurd (oh, my, it'll never end) English education in Japan.
But, I still need to see before I clap my hands loud.
Unfortunately, there are some teachers who have no idea what the real Tadoku is and haven't read lots of easy simple books by themselves.
They just introduce the method of Tadoku by imitating the ways which famous teachers have tried and reported some remarkable progresses among students, in many cases, very talented ones.
I guess those teachers never understand the true reason why so many grown-ups have shown such amazing progresses and some, including me, became an enthusiastic advocate of Tadoku.
They don't realize they're only repeating the same mistakes as grammar oriented English education did.
I'm afraid such teachers find their Tadoku class shows little success and start to say passive lessons focused on rote memory are after all efficient than Tadoku.
I found an article about reading education in US.
I see the future of misunderstood Tadoku approach might follow in this article.
I think introducing Tadoku into regular classes at school is way too early.
Teachers should argue more about the benefit and the demerit of Tadoku.
Is there any suitable ways, like club activities, to introduce Tadoku into schools?
What do you think?