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Brain Training to Improve your Reading Skills - New

Advance your Reading ability & English level using strategies from Psychology & Neuroscience. Starting Jan 9th.

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"Before the course, I did an IELTS mock exam and I got reading in band 5. After this 5-week course, I used Niamh’s reading/IELTS strategies and in my last two papers I scored 7.5/8."

- Tien Hung Pham, IELTS Student, Hong Kong.

This 5-week course uniquely combines the teachings of Nobel Prize winner Professor Daniel Kahneman & neuroscientist Dr. Barbara Oakley (amongst others) to create strategies, techniques & practices that will help you, as an English learner, to improve your reading skills through brain training. It will advance your academic English, your fluency and your ability to succeed in university & your professional career, as you will gain the required skills to be independent learner.

To enroll in this course, you must have an upper-intermediate level of English and be willing to commit between 5-8 hours of study per week.

Upon enrollment, you will be able to access our private online learning group for daily language activities, discussions and tasks. As well as, our teaching platform where lectures will be published.

The next course starts on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 with the following structure:

  • Mondays: Reading Task
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: New 1-hour Video Lecture
  • Wednesdays: Reading Task
  • Saturdays: Live Q&A Lesson with Niamh
  • Daily: Activities, tasks & discussions in the private learning group

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Use advanced strategies to increase your academic reading ability
  • Improve your memory
  • Advance your English fluency
  • Use proven techniques to build your neural connections to increase your learning
  • Apply these techniques to achieve a high score in English exams (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge)
  • Increase your understanding of reading passages, articles & research papers
  • Increase your reading speed
  • Identify the main ideas in texts
  • Find the key information in articles & solve problems quickly
  • Increase your academic vocabulary & enhance your memory
  • Correct the errors that you have been making & create your own effective reading techniques
  • Reduce procrastination & study more effectively
  • Be a successful independent learner
  • A private Facebook learning group with additional daily tasks, interactions & communications
  • Activity workbooks to increase your vocabulary and memory techniques
  • 8 hours of brain training activities per week
  • 40+ hours of brain training overall!

Sign up today to advance your future!


Your Instructor


Niamh Kelly
Niamh Kelly

I'm a University Lecturer, specialising in academic English, and English for specialist subjects (Science & Engineering) with a Teaching Diploma & a Master's Degree in Science. For over 12 years, I have been designing, coordinating & teaching English & Science courses to international students. I have designed courses for leading English language schools in Cambridge & Oxford, as well as Trinity College, Dublin. (Courses are listed below)

I have now Co-Founded, Hippo Educational Technologies, which creates technology to help English learners improve their academic English to advance their studies & careers. ‘Hippo Campus’ is the name given to our online school.

Join our courses to learn new strategies & techniques that I have specifically designed to help you, as an English learner, to succeed in expanding your academic language and fluency. Whether you need to pass an English exam, get into university, achieve a degree or access your chosen career path, we have the courses that can help you achieve your goals.

I look forward to working with you,

Niamh Kelly

Courses that I have designed include:

  • Science Without Borders (English for Science students): Trinity College, Dublin
  • Bioscience
  • Experimental Science
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for Science
  • EAP for Engineering
  • Critical Thinking for Science/Engineering
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods
  • Dissertation Development
  • Personal Statement Writing for University
  • Communication Skills
  • Statistics

Some of the institutions that I have taught in:



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This is a teacher-led course that takes 5 weeks to complete. The starting date for the next term will be announced soon. Lectures are released on Mondays & Wednesday with live lessons on Fridays.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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