Xreading VL is an online, virtual library with hundreds of graded readers supported by an easy to use learner management system. The system has been developed to make graded readers more accessible for students and extensive reading programs easier for teachers to manage and assess.
Because Xreading is a virtual library, students have unlimited access to all of the graded readers, anywhere, anytime. Books are never checked out or unavailable. Students can search for and read books using their pc or mobile device. Their search is assisted by book ratings as well as recommendations based on their preferences. In addition, audio is now available for almost every book, so students can listen while they read.
Xreading VL has a simple to use learner management system (LMS) that allows teachers to monitor and assess their students' reading. The LMS not only lets teachers know which books their students are reading, but also how many words they’ve read and their reading speed. In addition, teachers can restrict the library, guiding students to the most appropriate books. Upcoming features will allow teachers to create goals, and have their students, or even their classes, compete with each other to increase motivation.
In the Xreading Library there are currently over 800 graded readers from eleven ELT publishers, Macmillan Language House, National Geographic-Cengage Learning, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Helbling Languages, ELI, Compass Publishing, e-future, and Atama-ii. We are currently negotiation with more publishers, so that number may increase throughout the year.
Note: Due to the licenses we have with our partner publishers, the service is available only in Japan, Korea and the UAE. However, we plan to expand to other countries in the near future, and trial offers can be arranged.
Features and Benefits of Xreading
Xreading VL offers a variety of features that make it ideal for any extensive reading program.
» Unlimited Reading
With a subscription, students can read as many books as they want, whenever they want! You can call it reading-hodai! By not requiring students to pay per book, we believe this model encourages reading. Because subscriptions are for 6 months, teachers can assign summer or winter vacation reading.
» Audio on Demand
Almost all of the books have audio, so students can listen while they read. In addition, the audio is available at 5 speeds, so they can select the speed most appropriate for their ability.
» Books from Multiple Publishers
While several publishers offer their books online, Xreading VL is the only platform that has books from multiple publishers, like a real library.
» Universal Level System
Because each publisher uses a different level system which does not match, Xreading VL uses a universal level system based on the ER Foundation levels. There are also correlations with each publisher’s level and other universal level systems (CEF, EPER, Yomiyayusa, etc.) for easy reference and comparison.
» Book Profile and Information Page
To help students select the right book, there is a preview function giving detailed information about each book, including the level, genre, length, summary and even images from the book. It is just like previewing a book in the library, except as an added bonus, students can see ratings and reviews from other students!
Xreading VL provides randomized multiple choice quizzes for every book in the library. Teachers can print these quizzes and have students take the quizzes in class, or they can allow students to take the quizzes online.
» Integration with Your Current School Library
Using XReading VL doesn’t mean discarding your whole library of physical books. If a student using Xreading VL decides to read a physical book, he or she can still register that book so it appears in their reading history.
Subscription Types and Rates
Subscriptions are approximately ¥1400 per student per semester (six months). That means that for less than the price of buying two graded readers, students can have unlimited access to hundreds of books.
Individual payment by students If students pay individually, we provide access cards that they can purchase
through the school bookstore.
Six Months: ¥1500 (¥250 per month)
One Year: ¥2500 (¥208 per month)
Two Years: ¥4600 (¥192 per month)
Group payment by institution or teacher If a school or teacher pays for all students at once, this reduces our transactionNote: Prices per student, exclusive of tax, subject to change
costs, and we can offer a 20% discount.
Six Months: ¥1200 (¥200 per month)
One Year: ¥2000 (¥166 per month)
Two Years: ¥3680 (¥153 per month)
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