Exploring Bhutanese Teacherss Perceptions about Extensive Reading


  • Kinley Pem Taktse Central School




Key words: Extensive Reading, Benefits of Extensive Reading, ER characteristics


The study empirically examined the Bhutanese teachers' perception of extensive reading. Thirty-four Bhutanese teachers responded to an online questionnaire and rated their level of agreement on extensive reading (ER) characteristics and the benefits of ER. Participants' questionnaire responses were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics. The results showed that 1) majority of the teacher participants accepted most of the ER characteristics but showed disagreements with a few others that contradicted the widely accepted views of ER.  2) Most of the participants agreed with the ER benefits in the overall development of language proficiencies in terms of reading, writing, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and motivation, and the majority disagreed with ER benefits of listening proficiency. However, the mixed results of the study indicated teacher participants' misconception of extensive reading. Therefore, these findings suggest a need for Extensive reading programs and workshops for Bhutanese Teachers to elucidate the misinterpretation of ER.

Author Biography

Kinley Pem, Taktse Central School

Kinley Pem is currently working as an English teacher at Taktse Rigzhung Central School in Trongsa, Bhutan. She has been teaching at the primary and secondary levels for 11 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Education (Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Kinley is a passionate teacher and researcher, with a few of her research articles published internationally. Her research interests include extensive reading, reading strategies, learner variability, and place-based education.




How to Cite

Pem, K. . (2024). Exploring Bhutanese Teacherss Perceptions about Extensive Reading. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.17102/bjrd.rub.13.1.03