Monday, November 02, 2009

A request for reading

It has been a long time since I wrote a post to this blog. At present I don't have a class of my own, but work at the Learning Centre. I see and help students from all over Otago Polytechnic.

A day or so ago I was visited by a student studying English. Although at the Learning Centre we do help students with their English (among other things) we generally don't help with their course content directly. That is why we generally leave the teaching of English to the English teachers!

But I have taught English for many years, so I wasn't about to turn a student away. This post is to help him, maybe his classmates . . . and I'll forward it to his teachers just to let them know what I suggest.

What I suggest is for him to explore this blog for material about 'Reading'. A starting point could be this link that takes you to the British Council IELTS speed reading site.