Record sign up sees hundreds of students take on reading challenge at Coventry College - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

Record sign up sees hundreds of students take on reading challenge at Coventry College

STAFF are leading a reading revolution at an award-winning post-16 education centre in Coventry with hundreds of students taking on an extracurricular challenge designed to boost their language skills.

Coventry College’s Read to Succeed initiative invites learners across the college to read six books over the course of their studies and is specifically aimed at English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students, though students across any subject are invited to take part.

The challenge has drawn almost 400 applications from students across multiple courses in a bid to support the development of good grammar and vocabulary and encourage reading outside of education.

Participants are given a diary to track their reading and encouraged to review and reflect on the books they have read.

Claire Lyness, senior learning resources adviser at Coventry College, said: “Read to Succeed has been a proven way to help students boost their English language skills over the last couple of years.

“It is a great time to be an ESOL student, reading fanatic or someone who simply wants to expand their mind and try a new hobby at Coventry College.

“There is a huge amount of material available in the Hub including Easy Readers and Quick Reads, and we have seen loans of these rise dramatically since the challenge has started this academic year.”

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