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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Place Seville, Spain
DOI 10.21125/iceri.2019

Open Access

Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


LARA portal is a set of open source web-based tools to help teachers develop content and a teaching environment for learning L2 by reading. The online portal has two aspects. For content development, it permits non-technological teachers to create content for ‘L2 by reading’ with a minimum of fuss. For reading, it keeps a record of all that the user has read and provides data in the form of a personalized concordance. Here, we describe what the characteristics of LARA format text are, how the portal guides teachers to convert a plain text document to this format, and how students can interact with the created LARA format texts in L2 to improve their reading skills.