Reading Lab

Reading Lab Icon Our purpose is to provide a place where students can practice reading skills, especially reading comprehension, speed, and vocabulary.

Our Services

Reading Classes: English 080 and 180

English 080 - Improving Reading SkillsEnglish 180 - Critical Reading
May be taken for 1 or 2 creditsMay be taken for 1 or 2 credits
Is a non-graded class with non-transferrable creditIs a graded class with transferable credits
Open to all studentsOpen to student who have taken or are currently enrolled in English 101

Bring your class to the Reading Lab!

Faculty may schedule times to bring their classes to the Reading Lab by completing a Class Visit Request form. Email or come to D202 to get a form.


A limited number of referrals are available for Bellevue College students. These students can access tools and programs as guests. BC faculty and advisors can complete a Referral Form. Students or instructors can pick up the referral form in D202 or click on the link for current information.


Click on the above link to access the Academic Success Center workshops which are offered throughout the quarter. These workshops focus on reading strategies, writing techniques, and study skills. The Reading Lab offers workshops specifically focused on improving reading skills related to reading comprehension, reading speed, and vocabulary. Click here to view Fall 2019 Reading Lab Workshops. All Bellevue College students are welcome to attend any of the workshops!

Students registered in ENG080 and ENG180 my earn credits toward the class by attending Reading Lab workshops. Log on to the announcements in the Canvas course site for current workshop schedule and credit details.

Instructors: If you would like to bring a class to one of the workshops, please contact a Reading Lab Instructor at least a couple of days in advance to be sure there will be enough seats and materials.

Become a Reading Lab Tutor!

We are always looking for people to share their knowledge and talent as a tutor. We accept application all through the year, although hiring is done when we have a specific need. If you have any questions about employment, please feel free to stop by the ASC. We will be happy to walk you through the process!

Last Updated October 17, 2019