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Language Enhancement Programme

Reading Club (Semester 1, 2018-2019)



The Reading Club aims to enhance students’ interest in reading. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of best-sellers and classics that they might otherwise not consider. The Reading Club also serves as a great arena for students to make new friends and share their views on their favourite books and authors. Participants are invited to join a reading session once a week and participate in reading-related activities under the guidance of language tutors while enjoying refreshments provided by the Language Centre.




  • To encourage students to read sufficiently challenging yet enjoyable books;
  • To help students with selecting books according to their interests and language ability;
  • To strengthen students’ speaking skills through different interactive activities, such as discussions, role-play and reading stories aloud;
  • To offer a platform for students to share/exchange their books with others (second-hand books are welcome); and
  • To provide students with an opportunity to meet schoolmates from different departments and cultures.



Meeting Sessions

Date and Time

4:30 – 6:00 pm, every Wednesday from 26 September to 31 October 2018
(10 Oct: Movie adaptation evening; 17 Oct: public holiday) OR

11:00 am – 12:30 pm every Thursday from 27 September to 25 October 2018
(11 Oct: Movie adaptation evening)*  
Venue Language Learning Oasis (LLO) (OEM707)

 * One or both sessions per week will be run depending on the enrollment status.




15 students




1. Outstanding Reader Award

Each participant who has attended at least four out of five sessions and has also submitted a short reflection on a book will earn

  • one of the selected books,
  • a certificate of the Outstanding Reader Award, and
  • the chance to have your book review published in a student publication titled Student BUzz.

2. Movie Adaptation Evening

Participants will read a book and watch the corresponding movie adaptation. Participants will engage in discussions about the book and the movie, such as comparing the two versions in terms of their presentation and language use.

Movie Adaptation Evening book list:

Title Author of the book Director of the movie
Animal Farm George Orwell Joy Batchelor, John Halas
Edge of Tomorrow (the film adaptation of All You Need is Kill) Hiroshi Sakurazaka Doug Liman
Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones Hiyao Miyazaki
Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie Kenneth Branagh
Ready Player One Ernest Cline Steven Spielberg
The Fault in Our Stars John Green Josh Boone
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Gary Ross
The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan Wayne Wang
The Princess Bride William Goldman Rob Reiner
The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro James Ivory
Wonder R. J. Palacio Stephen Chbosky

3. Recommended books

  • All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (the basis for the film Edge of Tomorrow)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio

4. Writing Alternative Endings / Short Book Reviews

Upon finishing the books, participants are tasked with either composing alternative endings for the stories or short reflections on the books they have just read. Selected writings will be published in the LC’s Student BUzz.

5. Second-Hand Book Exchange

Participants can share or exchange books with one another by bringing their own books to the reading session. They can explain why they have chosen the book for sharing or exchange.

6. Role-play / Drama Competition

Participants are encouraged to pick their favourite sections in their books, read the texts aloud, act out the scenes in a lively manner and explain the reasons for their choices.

7. Reading Club Facebook Page

An online Reading Club on Facebook encourages discussions, reviews and comments on books. Teachers and/or student leaders will ask stimulating questions about books on the Reading Club Facebook page. By doing so, members and non-members of the Reading Club can join the discussions anytime and anywhere.




All HKBU UGC-funded undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to join.



Registration Deadline

24 September 2018 (First-come, first-served)



Registration Procedures and Results

Please fill in the online form below:




Telephone: 3411 5899