Skip to content

All SAP systems will be unavailable on Saturday 10th December 2022 from 0800-1800 UK Time.

If you can’t place an order, please contact Customer Services to complete your order.

UK/ROW +44 (0) 1223 326050 | US 1 800 872 7423 or 1 212 337 5000 | Australia/New Zealand 61 3 86711400 or 1800 005 210, New Zealand 0800 023 520

Register Sign in
News & events

Online event/webinar

Better reading for learners

Better reading for learners

Tuesday 24th July 2018 at 10am BST

About the webinar:

Most teachers agree that getting learners to read in English helps their language development. Reading can also be a key source of new information associated with learners’ interests. However, many students come from a language culture where oracy is prioritised over literacy so they are less motivated to read. Furthermore, the way that people read and the amount of text they read has changed in recent years as a result of Information Technology. This webinar aims to explore different approaches to getting learners to engage with texts and develop reading skills. It will outline ways that can lead to ‘better reading’ by means of text and task choice as well as a focus on useful reading strategies. A key principle that underpins the session is that better reading helps improve students’ overall language competence.

About the speaker:

Craig Thaine has been involved in ELT for 30 years. He is Cambridge DTEFLA qualified and also has an MA Hons. in Applied Linguistics. He has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in many different countries. He is currently Director of Teacher Training at Languages International, Auckland and is a Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards assessor for both the CELTA and Delta schemes. He has extensive experience developing and teaching English language courses to adult learners, including ESP and EAP courses. Craig is co-author of Empower, the general English adult course.


Have an RSS reader installed?

Open RSS feed

Copy and paste URL feed to RSS reader

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.