The Power of Reading: a talk with Professor Stephen D. Krashen

Program Mentors, teachers from our partner school and staff attended an enlightening education seminar held by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, on 20 February. The insightful, dynamic and and energetic speaker, Professor Stephen D. Krashen, a well-known educator and linguist, encourage free voluntary reading for learning second language.

Before the seminar began, Program Mentors had a 30-minute discussion with Professor Krashen to share the thoughts about Hong Kong education. He understood the pain of the students and encouraged us to find exciting and comprehensible readings for students. He encouraged us develop students’ competencies and build on their strength through voluntary reading.