A Quest to Foster Literacy Independence: How It All Started

Mari Nakamura

“My students are learning to communicate orally, but I have no ideas how to promote their reading skills.”

 “I teach my students only once a week. How can I teach them reading and writing when I barely have time for conversation activities?”

I can genuinely relate to these sentiments frequently shared by teachers at teacher training workshops, I myself have been struggling to find ways to promote children’s literacy skills since I founded my English language school over 20 years ago.