It's hot, nothing but hot!
Under this crazy sun and heat, ranting this and that in my blog won't do any good nor harm, so I'm going to allow myself to pity on my close-to-nil improvement over English competence...
Many of you coming to my blog might be interested in how you can learn English well and pleasantly to be a fluent user of English and I believe it's not too much to say that tadoku is indispensable to acquire a higher lever of competency.
Then when you refer to "tadoku," how much amount of reading/listening English are you assuming that you have to go through?
Do you call over 1,000,000 words of reading English books tadoku?
How about 300,000 words??
Tadoku has got to be known widely in Japan and many schools started to implement it, but I'm worried if teachers and students really understand the amount of English they need before they start to show an apparent improvement.
Last month, I read this ebook, which was a free book from an author's official site and I didn't know how long the story was. It took me almost a whole month to get through with it and it turned out to be that it was a series of almost 15 books and got 1,ooo,ooo words in all^^;;; So I read one million words in one month.
This month, I've been trying to take a lot rest to calm the irritated herniated disks in my back, so I keep reading books fairly many and it's almost one PB in two to three days. If I can hold this pace reading books, I'll have read one million words at the end of the month, too. I'm reading a lot, right? I think even for teachers of English, the number of words I'm reading is astonishing.
However, I don't know I should be lamenting over the lack of improvement or be delighted that I won't be over forever learning English..., I felt almost none change or progress in my English ability. It could be because I'm too old to experience rapid improvement or I'm simply not cut out to be learning languages, but I have to say this; you won't acknowledge the power of tadoku unless you literally do tadoku.