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Read to Know!

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ELC Open Online Courses  Read to Know!

About This Course

Read more! Increase your knowledge. Improve your reading skills. Know more!

This self-paced course created by the English Language Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has activities on different English books ranging from 59 Seconds to Animal Farm. There are also materials on the READ@PolyU 2017 book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the READ@PolyU 2018 book, Fifteen Dogs, the READ@PolyU 2019 book, Persepolis, and the upcoming 2020 book, Exhalation by Ted Chiang! Join us, read some great books, have fun, and improve your reading, English and overall language skills! Study at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want!


Who is the course for?

This course is for students who enjoy reading and want to improve their English!

Course Staff

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Adam Forrester

Adam is an Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Humanities, and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the course?

Are you a student or staff member in a university based in Hong Kong?

Then use your university ID to create your account!

Go here: to create your university account.

University Account

☛ Remember to enrol in Read to Know!

☛ Not part of a University in Hong Kong?

Follow these 3 easy steps!
Step 1: Create account:
Step 2: Activate account by clicking on link sent in email
Step 3: Enrol:

How much do I need to pay?

The course is FREE of charge.

Who can join this course?

The course is for people who enjoy reading, are thirsty for knowledge, and want to improve their English.

Anyone can join!

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 11 and above. Click here for a list of supported browsers and the most up-to-date information.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University English Language Centre