Adding an extensive reading program to a language course is the most important improvement a teacher can make." -- Dr. Paul Nation
Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 08, 2015
Reading makes us smart. It improves general, emotional, and verbal intelligence. And research shows that extensive reading also helps English language learners improve all their language skills and gain confidence with English.
Since 2007, BeeOasis.com has published easy and enjoyable stories for English language learners. Now the site is launching a new, speedy, and mobile responsive version, so learners can more fully enjoy the benefits of extensive reading.
Initially a publisher of non-fiction stories, with its new site, BeeOasis expands into narrative fiction with stories that are highly polished and graded into 5 Steps for beginning to advanced learners. The site has also added new functionality so that learners can set reading goals, track word counts and reading speed, and track word counts for the books they read.
Another new addition to the site helps learners study the most important words first. In the "Top Words" section, learners can now study and quiz themselves on high frequency vocabulary from the Academic Word List (AWL), and the New General Service List (NGSL).
World renowned linguist Dr. Paul Nation has stated that "Adding an extensive reading program to a language course is the most important improvement a teacher can make," and so teachers, schools, and companies can benefit greatly from creating and managing extensive reading courses and programs.
To that end, BeeOasis has also newly launched a robust class and group management system, which allows teachers and trainers to track learner progress for word counts, time on task, and word quizzes. All data is viewable online and exportable to CSV and Excel formats and is constantly backed up on the vaunted WP Engine.
Registration is now free, and a brand new premium subscription is available through industry leader Tinypass. The premium service provides access to all stories and functions all the time. Group rates are also now available for schools, companies, and libraries.
Experts agree that extensive reading is an enjoyable, essential, and effective component for building second language competence. Now learners can gain confidence with English whenever they want and wherever they go with the new and enhanced version of BeeOasis.com.