How do I organise a Book Club?
I want to organise a Book Club for people who speak English as a Second Language. Thanks
I am not an expert on this type but on what I have experienced and learned, you have to have a genre. Is it classic, contemporary, YA, etc. Then, plan some ideas that you would like to have in your club like, book discussions, writing an alternate ending and so on. After that, create some creative ideas like producing book games (who is the author, who said the line, etc..), meet-ups and party, giveaways and so on. Then the last thing I know, invite them through invitations (if in person) or social networks (if in the internet) and both having some catchy ads and lines. Thank you for asking and have fun.
There are some really good books for ESL from several publishers; they're structured to certain levels. I'll look them out for you and let you know more details. One of them is 'barringtonstoke.co.uk'; they are mainly for those who have general difficulty such as dyslexics but they're good reads and do cater for an older age group.
If reading is difficult at the beginners' level, you could read aloud some of the stories to start with and then encourage members of the group to read it for themselves when they have a better idea of the story (without necessarily giving away the ending!).
A book club is a really good idea for ESL. I would say hold it once a month to start with, depends on your members and how long they will be there.
Hope this helps - will get back to you with other publishers.
Check with your local library and places where ESL is taught to see if you can hang signs there to find people interested in joining a book club. Also, you could use a site like Meetup.com to organize the club meetings and let members know when they are and what books are currently being read.
Hello Lady_E. Not sure and how are you? Odd a statement and a question. A book club would be fun if it is subject focused somehow and included writing and/ or presentations I would think. I'm not sure if this will help or not. Being involved with sales and marketing this and that a teacher offered me the experience and advice of looking in instead of out. Not really the thinking outside the box analogy more the what will draw a member to a club of any type.
Interactions would more than likely be key. That offers who leads the interactions at the group level? Questions could be asked is the organizer the leader? Does leadership occur naturally by followers or by leadership. Will the book be the leadership? Or will the presenter of the book be the leader?
Organizations are simply more than one. Two is an organization many times. We just tend to offer it is larger than when in actuality it is really more than one with a purposeful purpose. Now, please consider that is a view of this self and not necessarily any others. Yet, I take the symbolic interactionist view and that says the self is the social "I" as subject and the object of self is the "me," therefore an organization with a purposeful purpose offering a smile.
ESL is foreign to me from a perspective, however a goal is to learn Swedish beginning this year. I have CD's and such yet haven't started. If it were me and I had an opportunity for joining a book club I would jump on it in a heartbeat if the stars lined up with time and such. I giggle with self saying I get to be a kid again. What an opportunity to both learn a language and relearn an experience of learning.
So, looking from that perspective I would like to read aloud. You betcha' Maybe begin with a words here and there, next a sentence, followed with a paragraph, and the finally stand up in front of the group or club at a podium of distinguished honor and read a whole page. You betcha . . . If there is not any giggling "with" then that is a whole new subject.
Hmmmm, maybe later down the road I will look into such a group. Thank you for the idea Lady_E said with a smile.
by Sriparna4 years ago
Are you a part of a reading group or a book club?Any of you belong to a reading group? Can you talk about how often you meet and what do you talk about? How do you decide on what to read on? Is it too formal? How do you...
by Christy Kirwan4 years ago
Good morning, Hubbers! Calling all bibliophiles...Oprah’s Book Club ran for 15 years on The Oprah Winfrey Show promoting literacy and writing. Just last year, Oprah launched Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 on her popular...
by torimari8 years ago
My friends recently started (in reality) their own little Book Club. We are reading 'The House of Seven Gables' by Hawthorne for our trip to Salem...and the House of Seven Gables.Anyway, since I love reading and always...
by Faith Reaper2 years ago
Are you or have you ever been a member of a book club?I am thinking of how fun and interesting it would be to join a book club. I have never done so before, and for some reason it sounds like an interesting...
by Christy Kirwan4 years ago
What do you like about Oprah’s Book Club and Oprah’s Book Club 2.0? (Weekly Topic Inspiration)Were you an avid reader of Oprah’s Book Club books? Did you jump on board with Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 when it lanuched...
by Nathan Sickman4 years ago
How can I start a book club in my area?Book clubs are practically extinct in my hometown/surrounding areas. I love to read and have gotten into much more diverse books, genres, etc. in the past couple of years.Aside...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.