by Beniko Mason
An orientation booklet or brochure is extremely helpful. Teachers, administrators, parents and students need to understand the theory, the methodology, and the research evidence of the effects and efficiency of the approach. The students will complain and stop reading if they do not understand why they are reading and how much they should be reading for what goal.
Individual guidance ensures more reading. Some students will feel uneasy with this new method of acquiring a foreign language. They may be skeptical about the reading approach after having spent years in classes based on a conscious-learning skill-based approach. Individual counseling helps them feel assured that they are doing all right. The teacher should both regularly recommend books and share reflections with each student.