Get good at your second language

Tadoku is a friendly foreign-language reading contest aimed at building a habit of reading in your non-native languages.

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Why should I participate?

Extensive reading of native materials is a great way to improve your understanding of the language you're learning. There are many benefits to doing so: it builds vocabulary, reinforces grammar patterns, and you learn about the culture where your language is spoken. As you participate in more rounds you will notice that you can read more and more as you improve.

That said, it's not for everyone. Not everyone enjoys the process of immersing themselves. Tadoku isn't a magical pill that will make you fluent. It only covers extensive reading, and not extensive listening. While Tadoku is here to promote reading, a balanced approach to learning is still recommended.

Contest schedule

  • Round 1

    January 1st - January 31st (1 month)

  • Round 2

    March 1st - March 31st (1 month)

  • Round 3

    May 1st - 14th (2 weeks)

  • Round 4

    July 1st - July 31st (1 month)

  • Round 5

    September 1st - 30th (1 month)

  • Round 6

    November 1st - November 14th (2 weeks)