Improve Your English Reading Skills at CREST

Ref: C2527620

This course is designed for speakers of other languages who wish to develop and improve their English reading skills. Learners will see development of their reading skills for both gist and comprehension. This course will develop key skills in reading English for proficiency. There will be a variety of different learning methods, such as independent work, group work and class based discussions. The topics included will reflect everyday English in everyday life situations. Students can look forward to increasing their skills in a familiar and informed environment.

Course aim

The main purpose of this course is to help improve English reading skills for speakers of other languages. This will be taught through a variety of different topics all in aid of improving reading for English proficiency.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Recognise the different purposes of texts
  • identify the main points and ideas in a text
  • Skim and scan texts to locate information
  • Obtain specific information through detailed reading
  • Submit documentation on a digital platform Canvas

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. - Nothing else is needed - All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Improve Your English Reading Skills at CREST


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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