I have long been interested in applying rate-reading techniques to the reading of foreign languages. At one time a student who had made an excellent record in Reading Workshop brought her French books into the reading laboratory and succeeded in raising her French reading rate. But I had my first opportunity to apply these techniques to a group during our 1966 winter term. Although we were handicapped by a lack of material and by my own inexperience in working with languages other than English, results were encouraging.
Sherbourne, J. F. (1967). Raising Reading Rates in Foreign Languages. Reading Horizons, 7 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol7/iss4/4