The Reading Challenge

Ref: C3675173

An exciting opportunity to explore the pleasures of independent reading and discover how reading can broaden your general knowledge, together with finding out a lot more about subjects you really enjoy, such as sport, fiction, medicine, aircraft, travelling, holidays and much, much more. The topics are endless and you can choose what to read at your leisure. You may discover that the activity of reading is just as pleasurable if not greater than watching, tv, films and newspapers.

Course aim

To encourage and enhance Entry 3 level learners in reading and to confidently access the services of a public library. Gain information and become aware of the services libraries offer. Make new friends and discuss literature with others.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Read 6 books of their choice from start to finish
  • write 6 book reviews of at least 2 paragraphs to describe what was good and what was not so good about their chosen books
  • Visit the Library on 5 different occasions and choose at least 1 book at each visit.
  • Find information in the library of 3 different services the library offer
  • Use the library IT equipment to research 3 authors and the titles of their books.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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The Reading Challenge


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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