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Low-Intermediate/High-Intermediate/Advanced

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Reading Groups focus on reading magazines, books, newspapers and online articles from local websites such as www.annarborobserver.com. These groups meet twice a month. They are divided into low-intermediate, high-intermediate, and advanced reading material. Some groups may include children.

Intermediate (Low) Reading Group- 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10 AM – 12 PM

This group uses books, newspapers and online articles from various websites, such as m.live and annarborobserver.com, as well as short novels and short stories (fiction).  Currently we are meeting on Zoom.  Request to join this group.

Intermediate (High) Reading Group- 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 10 AM – 12 PM

This group uses intermediate to advanced fluency in communication.  Members are expected to read 50-60 pages of a book (fiction or non-fiction) before each meeting (usually two weeks apart – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of the month).  Unfamiliar vocabulary, grammar and idioms are often discussed.  Now that we’re meeting virtually, we now offer the opportunity to members to have the option to chat on the weeks we don’t meet to discuss the book.  Request to join this group.

Intermediate (High) “Mystery Book Reading Group” – Every Wednesday, 10 AM – 12 PM

This is a high-intermediate English level group for those of us who love to read detective novels and murder mysteries.  We try to choose books that are not overly violent or gruesome and that are short enough to be finished in 3 to 6 weeks.  Participation in the group will require each member to read between 50 to 70 pages a week (each member can also opt to listen to the week’s assignment in audio book).  Discussion and comments during the meetings are based on the assigned reading but the group also spends time in conversation about everyday life.  This is a small group which gives more opportunity for each member to participate, get to know each other and forge friendships.  We are currently meeting virtually on Zoom and will decide together with members when we feel comfortable meeting in person.  Request to join this group.

 Advanced Reading Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM October-May

A friendly reading group of 8-12 intermediate to advanced English readers.  Please visit us for a meeting or two to see if we are the right fit for you!  Optional summer outings and socializing. We generally read one book a month and members take turns choosing a book and leading the discussion.  We meet at least two times for each book. Currently we are meeting on Zoom.  The group may have outdoor meetings this Fall as weather permits.  

Advanced Reading Group, 2nd and 4th Thursday, 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon

This year’s group is specifically designed for women interested in reading and discussing a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books (we typically cover the gamut!).  We will be covering American literature books and foreign literature translated into English.  However, given the advanced subject material, participation will require advanced English/fluency skills to fully engage.  Members of the group take turns leading the discussion for each meeting’s book/topic area.  All books should also be readily available at local libraries for check-out.  We are currently meeting in person.  Request to join this group.