Using (or adapting) the Oxford Bookworms Reading Circles activities as a means of enhancing learner autonomy.
In the session, Anna Kokkinozis
will outline how she has used and adapted the Oxford Reading Circles activity pack, in conjunction with her own resources, in both timetabled classes on the ELC’s Activate course and in an extra-curricular reading club, to encourage students to read extensively and to respond to and reflect on their reading.
Anna used these materials together with the novel The Alchemist – which you will no doubt either love or hate, probably hate. Anna will attempt to justify this choice and explain how she thinks reading circles increase learner autonomy, as well as building confidence and developing critical thinking skills, especially at lower levels (high pre-intermediate and above).
The activities covered would be relevant in the teaching of any modern language.