Enjoying Reading: Quick Reads

Ref: C3842797

This course aims to develop and encourage a love of reading and will suit anyone working towards Level 2 ESOL. Using a selection of BBC Quick reads, students will engage in lively discussion and complete activities designed to improve comprehension, spelling, grammar and communication skills.

Course aim

To develop functional English skills at Level 2 through a range of reading activities designed to encourage enthusiastic discussion and promote a love of books and reading

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students must be assessed and working towards Level 2 in ESOL

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

  • Define the main points of and ideas in texts
  • Analyse different purposes, language styles, and language features, including metaphors, similes and idioms in texts
  • Recognise how perspectives of both the author and the readers of texts can differ
  • Demonstrate increased speed of reading silently and improved fluency of reading aloud
  • Practise taking part in informal and formal discussions/exchanges, making relevant contributions and responding appropriately to others

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to ESOL Level 2 Reading

Download full course information sheet

Enjoying Reading: Quick Reads


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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