Reading Corner

  • TOEFL / TOEIC / English Proficiency Test Preparation Questions
  • Introductory books on academic fields (medical care, humanities, science, etc.)
  • Novels, Western comic books, Japanese comics
  • Extensive reading “Graded Readers” (novels separated by reading level)


Recommended usage

  • Read the short introductory texts from the EL website and find a book that interests you
  • Select a book that looks “interesting” rather than “easy”
  • Ask the teachers and the receptionist in the lounge for recommended books and genres
  • If you want to borrow a book for class, talk to your teacher.



Extensive Reading Tips

  • Choose what you want to read and have fun
  • Ignore words you don’t understand
  • If you don’t like the book, choose a different one

Sanae Katagiri

Examples for activities:

  • Write a vocabulary / phrase journal
  • Write a reading journal
  • Track WPM (Words per minute)
    • Regularly use a timer to measure your speed reading a page or a paragraph
  • Read and compare Japanese and Western manga