Extensive Reading and Learning Vocabulary

The goal of the Tadoku challenge (of which there are only three days left, so I need to get on that…) is to read as much as you can in your target language for an entire month. I’ve previously spoken about the difference between intensive and extensive reading – and obviously, the Tadoku challenge is very much associated with extensive reading, which means you try and read a lot, without pausing to look up grammar or vocabulary or whatever.

That being said, there are times when you’re reading extensively and do want to learn some of the vocabulary. What to do, then?

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Intensive vs. Extensive Reading: Which Should You Use?

January is the first month of the Tadoku challenge, a challenge which encourages participants to read as much as they can in their target language. With that in mind, most of what I post this month with be related to reading – and this post covers something that I’ve seen discussed quite often.

So, first of all: what’s the difference between intensive and extensive reading?  Continue reading “Intensive vs. Extensive Reading: Which Should You Use?”