Perusall encourages critical engagement with reading texts

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Perusall, a collaborative reading tool, was introduced in an advanced reading and writing skills course in Hong Kong to increase engagement with texts and encourage critical discussion during the COVID-19 face-to-face class suspension. Students were asked to use the Perusall platform to complete pre-class readings, highlight and annotate text and critically discuss and answer questions. In this innovation in practice article, we describe why we adopted Perusall and the pedagogical implications of doing so. We aim to assist L2 teachers in encouraging active reading and critical discussion to enhance motivation in language learners. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
JournalRELC Journal
Early online dateJul 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jul 2022


Kohnke, L., & Har, F. (2022). Perusall encourages critical engagement with reading texts. RELC Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/00336882221112166


  • Perusall
  • Critical engagement
  • Reading
  • Reading skills
  • Engagement
  • Text
  • Technology


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