Japanese Extensive Reading Courses at a U.S. University: Meaning-focused Input and Output Facilitated by a Japanese Instructor-Librarian Team


  • Noriko Hanabusa University of Notre Dame
  • Hye-jin Juhn University of Notre Dame


This paper introduces a U.S. university’s Japanese Extensive Reading Program. A Japanese language instructor and an East Asian Studies Librarian collaborated in developing the program. In the first section, The Japanese Extensive Reading Program at the University of Notre Dame, the Japanese language instructor describes the background and the implementation of the program. In the second, The Support of the Hesburgh Libraries for the Extensive Reading Program, the East Asian Studies Librarian discusses how she took a nonconventional librarian role in supporting the program. The final section introduces some of the creative student projects and discusses the educational impact of the program.






Extensive Reading World Congress Proceedings