Reading Groups and Book Clubs
Book Lovers - Looking for a way to improve your diction and grammar in a foreign language? Or a simple way to work on your foreign language skills? Check out the current academic reading groups, casual book clubs, and extensive reading groups. We encourage you to join in!
If you are interested in forming a reading group or book club, please contact Denise Ayo (firstname.lastname@example.org). In special cases, the CSLC will provide reading group facilitators to lead discussions.
Academic Reading Groups will move at the pace of one book or a few articles per semester, working through the text paragraph to paragraph to help build participants' vocabulary and familiarity with the target language's syntax. Typically, Reading Groups are taken for university credit.
Book clubs are casual groups for students, faculty, and staff as well as their family who are interested in reading works of fiction in a foreign language. The ideal reading pace would be one book per month; but the group is free to design their own schedule and pick what novels they would like to read.
Extensive Reading is an approach in which foreign language students read books in the target language for students' own pleasure and at a difficulty level appropriate for rapid reading without the need for translation. The CSLC sponsored the 2015 Extensive Reading Conference.