Read On!

Extensive Reading Project for Schools in Italy

Read On! promotes Language, Literacy, and Life Skills.


Extensive Reading is recognised as one of the best methods of stimulating effective language learning, not only for second language acquisition but also for consolidating skills in the mother tongue.

The teachers and trainers involved in the Read On! project are helping to create a new generation of independent, critical readers, at school and at home.

To date, more than 1,500 teachers and 45,000 students have benefitted from the Read On! methodology, and the project has attracted considerable interest within the Italian Ministry of Education and beyond.

To learn more about this innovative project, download Language, Literacy and Life Skills for the 21st Century: An Overview of the Read On! Project (PDF: 536 KB), or the Italian version, Sviluppare le competenze del 21° secolo (PDF: 228 KB)

For information about how to purchase your class library and join the Read On! project, contact your local Oxford educational consultant, email or download the flyer for:

Download the flyer for the new Read On! Essentials Trolley (PDF: 377 KB) with a list of contents by school sector.

Presentazione del progetto per il POF

In the News

Presentation of the Read On! trolley at the Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù in Rome

Read On! was recently launched at the Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù in Rome. Learn more here.

Read On!, decolla il progetto per imparare l'inglese leggendo, feature article published on 15 October 2015 in the Corriere della Sera. The article was written in conjunction with the presentation of findings from the "Read On! Impact Study" at Villa Wolkonsky and the Ministry of Education in Rome.

Impact Study launched in Rome

Read On! featured on TG Norba, local news coverage of the launch of Read On! at the University of Basilicata (UNIBAS). Sponsored by Shell, this project offers university course credits for reading extensively from the Oxford Digital Library. The project will be accompanied by a research project to determine the impact that regular reading in English makes to learners at the university level.

Read On! featured on RAI NewsRAI coverage of Read On!

Above, project pioneers Nina Prentice and Donatella Fitzgerald explain the project for a special feature on RAI news, "Read On! L'inglese si impara leggendo".

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