Teaching Adult Webinars

7 Tips for Effective Reading



“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere,” wrote the journalist Mary Schmich. It allows us to explore the world and make exciting new discoveries. But for many language learners, reading in English is a challenging and often frustrating experience. So how can we make reading materials and lessons more enjoyable and worthwhile? In this webinar, Sean Bermingham and Christopher Street will offer seven tips for making reading classes effective for students at all levels of English.

About the Speakers

Sean Bermingham is an Executive Editor for National Geographic Learning. A former English language teacher, Sean has given presentations and workshops at language teaching conferences in Asia and North America. He is currently based in Singapore, where he works on the development of new products for the global ELT market, including coursebooks, digital components, and instructor materials.

Christopher Street is a Senior Development Editor for National Geographic Learning. He has been based in Singapore since 2004 and has many years’ experience working in ELT, both as a teacher and Academic Director. Chris achieved his MSc in TESOL in 2014, with a specialism in course and materials design, and moved into the ELT publishing industry shortly afterwards. Most recently, Chris has worked as the lead editor on the new edition of National Geographic Learning’s Reading Explorer series.