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KnowHow Academic English: Academic Reading Circle Online

This course is especially useful for students who wish to improve their reading and speaking skills. 


In the sessions, we will use an Academic Reading Circle format to: 

  • explore and practise different ways of approaching academic texts  

  • encourage the development of more critical reading skills  

  • focus on different texts (to be taken from a range of academic fields each week)  

  • allow students to take on a specific reading role to complete and share tasks  

  • facilitate a fruitful academic discussion of what you have read  


You will have the opportunity to take on a different role in subsequent classes, so that you will be fully equipped to read in a more productive way by the end of the course.  


The topic areas we will look at are: 

Week 1: Education 

Week 2: Business 

Week 3: Sports Science 

Week 4: Environment 

Week 5: Music 

Week 6: Technology 

Week 7: Medicine 

Week 8: Social Media 


Each week there are two sessions which are the same, so you can choose the time which suits you best. 

You can join either session swapping days each week if you so wish, depending on your availability. While it would be beneficial to attend at least 5 sessions to practise the different roles, each session should be considered as a separate class, so you can join and re-join at any point. 

In order to get the most from these sessions, it is important that you watch the introductory video [https://stream.liv.ac.uk/s/vkfc57wh] and complete the tasks outlined before joining your first session.  

In the sessions themselves, you must have access to a working microphone, and ideally a webcam, to allow for a full sharing of ideas. 

These classes are open to all faculties: undergraduate students, postgraduate students, research students and staff. They will be of most benefit to students who speak English as a second or additional language. 

Regular attendance is important to ensure that you get full benefit of the course.  Students who attend 75% of the course will be eligible for a Certificate of Participation. 

To join, click on this link at the time of the event. 

Friday, February 26, 2021
10:30 - 12:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Online Webinar
  English Language Centre  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed.


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