All of our 1st and 2nd Year students build up their reading skills in our Extensive Reading programme. It is a proven fact that higher ability in reading is an effective way to improve scores in tests like TOEIC or Eiken. To supplement these classes, all students are enrolled in our Moodle Reader system—in which they take tests after each book they read. The system keeps track of how many words they have read, and our hope is that students will reach one million words before they graduate. We call this our Reading Marathon.