Joel C. Meniado, Dr.
The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
Joel is a lecturer at Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. He specializes in English language and literacy education. His research interests include reading education, language acquisition, and ELT technologies. He is a member of TESOL International.
Extensive Reading in the GCC Region: Trends, Challenges, and Possibilities (PP20), PaperExtensive Reading (ER) programs can have positive effects on students’ overall English proficiency, reading attitudes, and motivation. Using empirical data, the presenter will describe the current trends, life-changing impacts, and persistent challenges encountered in implementing extensive reading programs in different Arabian Gulf states. He will also suggest future directions of ER in the Arabian Gulf region.