Overview

Most university courses require a great deal of reading and students with well-developed reading skills find it easier to cope with the demands of higher education.    

The Reading Development Centre provides reading enrichment with a computerised reading program that builds reading fluency (learning to read at a fast pace while maintaining excellent comprehension).  The Reading Development Centre administers the reading development component of ALDA/E 112/122  – a compulsory academic literacy module for all first-year students and students registering at the University for the first time. 

Reading development is also available to senior students who want to brush up on their reading proficiency.

 

 

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Testimonials

As a first-year student of ALDE122, I would like to thank the reading lab for the help I received with my reading.  I struggled at forst and couldn't read quickly, but through the support and the lessons I made very good progress.  Thank you, Reading Lab team.  

(Reading speed tripled and comprehension doubled in three months.)

Well, I am grateful. The reading lessons have improved my reading speed. It really helps!  

(Reading speed improved from 85words per minute to 280+, with 90%+ comprehension, within two months)

 

Reading Centre Managers 

Mafikeng Campus

Nomasomi Morule
+27 (0)18 389 2058
nomasomi.morule@nwu.ac.za
Building A3, Block D, Office G79 
 

 

Potchefstroom Campus

Jeanette de Swardt
+27 (0)18 299 2901
Building E8, Room K21
 

Vaal Triangle Campus

Jan-Paul Viljoen
+ 27(0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 321