An Interview with Richard Day

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Cory Koby

For the second interview, we bring you an in-depth discussion with Richard Day, a professor in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai’i. Dr. Day is a co-editor of Reading in a Foreign Language and is co-founder of the Extensive Reading Foundation. Although he has written numerous articles and book chapters, his most influential publications are on extensive reading (ER). After Dr. Day’s talk at the 4th World Congress on Extended Reading (ERWC) in Tokyo last summer, he had a conversation about ER with Cory Koby, an assistant professor of English studies at Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University. Cory researches ER and is currently focused on building a high-volume ER program and studying the affective factors that promote positive reading habits. He also serves as Sendai Chapter president for JALT. To the second interview!