Grade University Course on Developing Reading Skills

Developing Reading Skills

You can buy this Course for $ 39 or try Demo first

About the course

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New to TEFL/TESOL, Experienced

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers

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Required time

10 hours

In this course, we are going to look at how to develop essential reading skills and help your learners become better readers.

This course will be useful for both new teachers and experienced teachers who are not familiar with the communicative methodology. It will also be useful for those who would like to explore essential reading skills and learn how to teach their learners to master them. 

This course will help analyse typical problems and misconceptions that interfere with vital practising and development of reading skills, and how to deal with them. 

We will also look at typical reading tasks in coursebooks, and how to introduce necessary reading strategies to your students. 

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Teaching English
  • Activities
  • Reading
  • Lesson frameworks

Course authors and tutors

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Lidiya Simak

Course Author

YL DOS, CELTA, CELT-P/S Course trainer, TKT Course creator

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Anfisa Kramarenko

Course Editor

CELTA certified teacher of General English, Business English, Exam Preparation, International speaking examiner

What's in the course?

Practical tasks

that help notice and discover features of different reading skills and essential reading strategies

Practical tips 

on how to teach your students essential reading skills

Tips on how to deal with typical problems and misconceptions

connected with reading in English lessons

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

During the course, you will learn to:

  • Identify essential reading skills
  • Understand the difference between reading and literacy skills
  • Better understand coursebook reading tasks - what a typical task pattern is, and what skills each task practises
  • Use basic strategies to help students master and practise essential reading skills
  • Better understanding why students have problems with reading, identify and address these problems
  • Understand what is worth and not worth doing in reading lessons

The skills you will learn:

  • better understanding of coursebook reading tasks
  • using basic strategies for developing essential reading skills in EFL/ESL learners
  • identifying and addressing problems EFL/ESL learners face with reading


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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