Developing Academic Reading Skills​

aimed at third level teachers and students

This course is aimed at third level teachers and students who wish to develop their academic reading skills.

Duration: 1 week (28 lessons- 21 hours p/w + Cultural Programme)

Pre-course assessment of language level & needs analysis, certificate of completion, and follow-up support included.

Many non-native speakers of English, both in Ireland and abroad, find themselves facing the seemingly insurmountable task of reading and comprehending complex academic texts in limited time frames. The course aims to promote confidence in students by providing effective reading strategies and a framework for understanding academic texts. A minimum level of B2 in English is required to participate in this course.

  • Provide participants with a comprehensive framework for understanding academic texts.
  • Provide participants with effective reading strategies.
  • Examine different types of academic texts.
  • Examine text structure.
  • Examine syntax in complex sentences.
  • Explore useful online tools for understanding academic texts.
  • Promote learner confidence.
  • Lesson planning and activity design for teachers of academic reading.
  • Develop language skills of participants.
  • Reading and academic reading.
  • Reading strategies.
  • Types of academic texts.
  • The structure of academic texts.
  • The syntax of complex sentences.
  • Understanding the main points of texts.
  • Using the arts to develop integrated skills.
  • Useful web tools for understanding academic texts.
  • Lesson planning and activity design for academic reading lessons.

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