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05-12-2013

ADMC launches new reading programme for all Foundation English students

This semester, the ADMC Library has introduced two independent reading programmes to the English Foundations Department.

Scholastic Reading Counts (Foundations 1) and M-Reader (Foundations 2-4) are programmes that combine reading practice (for graded readers) with an online reading assessment. This has been introduced to support Foundation students in developing their English skills and to encourage them to read for pleasure.

The reading challenge was initially piloted with two classes in 2012, followed by a group of twelve classes last semester. Due to the success of the programme, this semester all thirty- two Foundation classes at ADMC are taking part.

To encourage the students to read, the programmes have a competitive element. Students are able to gain points for every book they read and quiz they pass. Every week an ADMC reading leaderboard is published displaying the class results and the classes’ top readers. At the end of Semester One, an awards ceremony will take place to acknowledge the achievements of the top students and classes.

Congratulations go to Aiman Edha Saleh Albreki and Ali Salem Ali Mohamed Alhosani in Foundations-4 for being the first ADMC students on the international M-Reader leaderboard.

The ADMC Library has been involved in supporting many programmes across the College, information literacy lessons. The Library prides itself by supporting students and faculty in their research endeavours and it is a social learning environment, whether students are practicing your literacy skills by following directions on a PS3 game or meeting classmates to discuss coursework.

On any given day, the ADMC Library is buzzing with student activity. It has become one of the favourite places in the college for students to share ideas, collaborate and take advantage of the high-tech environment. ADMC Library is a place where students, staff and faculty are supported and enjoy using, even when it is not expected.

HCT offers a wide range of English-taught programmes in the Faculties of Business, Education & General Studies, Engineering Technology & Sciences, Foundations, Health Sciences, Arabic & Emirati Studies and Computer Information Sciences & Applied Communications. These programmes are all relevant to the UAE’s fast growing and evolving economic sectors.  All programmes and courses are designed in consultation with business and industry leaders to ensure that the skills students learn are job-relevant and to high standards. They are constantly monitored to ensure they are at the cutting edge of industry standards and technological change.

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