The Reading Challenge 2

Ref: C3676251

The reading challenge has been planned in such away that it will help those where English is not the first language and also for people who want to improve their reading skills . Reading confidently will be an activity that can be undertaken within a group setting, or reading individually or with children or simply just reading for pleasure. The course aims to discuss with others what books you have read, what books you would like to read and simply to share the joy of reading books, for pleasure. Discuss with others how reading can enhance skills and develop an understanding of how important competent reading is in today’s world and open up opportunities which perhaps you have not thought possible.

Course aim

To introduce and share knowledge of the contents of books. Making the most out of the services of your local library and meeting with other like minded people to share and discuss various books and topics in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is designed to be in a friendly and informal way so that all reading abilities can be catered for within the group. Eliminate any barriers associated with reading. All reading abilities will be encouraged without fear of judgement and will assist self-confidence in reading abilities.

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

  • Write one paragraph about "what books I like to read"
  • Take part in a reading challenge of 3 books of your choice.
  • You will know what style of writing is within the text. You will be able identify each of the following styles of texts such as informative, persuasive, formal or informal?
  • Prepare a shot bibliography (list) of books and authors you have read.
  • Speak for one minute on the subject of “what I like to read” and why.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • You will be supported to overcome barriers and obstacles which may exist that prevent you from reading confidently in a relaxed and friendly manner.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • We will visit the local library and make use of the internet to register at the library.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • If you attended Reading Challenge Part one it would be useful to tell us what you have been reading over the Easter and half-term break.

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

The Reading Challenge 2


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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