Meeting Sessions
Registration Deadline
Registration Procedures and Results

Language Enhancement Programme

Reading Club (Semester 1, 2017-2018)



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 favorite 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);
  • To provide students with an opportunity to meet schoolmates from different departments and cultures.



Meeting Sessions

Date and Time

4:30 – 5:30 pm, every Tuesday from 17 October 2017 to 28 November 2017
(4:30 – 6:30 pm on 14 November: Movie adaptation evening)

Venue Language Learning Oasis (LLO) (OEM707)




15 students




1. Outstanding Reader Award

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

• one of the selected books, and
• a certificate of Outstanding Reader Award.

2. Movie Adaptation Evening (on 14 November 2017)

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 presentations and language use.

Movie Adaptation Evening book list:

Title Author of the book Director of the movie
1. The Book Thief Markus Zusak Brian Percival
2. Me Before You Jojo Moyes Thea Sharrock
3. Life of Pi Yann Martel Ang Lee
4. The Hundred Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson Felix Herngren
5. The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Gary Ross
6. Still Alice Lisa Genova Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

3. Recommended books

  • A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Hundred Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

4. 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.

5. Role-play / Reading aloud

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.

6. Writing Alternative Endings / Drama Competition

Upon finishing the books, participants are tasked with either composing alternative endings for the stories or acting out the endings as skits.

7. Reading Club Facebook Page

An online Reading Club on Facebook encourages discussions, reviews and comments on books in cyberspace. 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

10 October 2017 (First-come, first-served)



Registration Procedures and Results

A. Please email the following information to before the deadline.

  1. Your full name in English and student number
  2. Email address
  3. Five titles that you are most interested in:
    a. Two from the movie adaptation evening book list (in point 2 above)
    b. Three from the recommended book list (in point 3 above)

B.   You will be informed of the registration results by email on 12 October 2017.




Telephone: 3411 5899