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Japanese Tadoku (多読) Extensive Reading

Library guide for the Japanese tadoku (extensive reading) program.

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Welcome to UBC Tadoku (Extensive Reading) Guide! 

Start with stories that are below your fluent reading level (easy books with no more than two or three unknown words per page), and while reading, follow these principles:

1. Don’t look up words in the dictionary.
2. Skip over parts you don’t understand.
3. If you aren’t enjoying one book, toss it aside and get another.



Japanese Language Programme & Asian Library