Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Teaching Language Skills In English II ELT 304 6 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi MERVE SAVAŞÇI
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi MERVE SAVAŞÇI,
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu Koç


Course Category
Course Objective

This course aims to develop prospective teachers´ professional knowledge about various stages and techniques of teaching reading and writing. At the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to - have a good command of the theoretical underpinnings of reading and writing skills. - create and design lesson plans with meaningful activities by taking the basics of techniques and principles of lesson planning. - demonstrate their teaching skills in the classroom environment via microteaching activities. - apply and adapt their teaching skills to language learners at various ages and English proficiency levels. - apprehend the stages and techniques of teaching reading and writing.

Course Content

This course is designed to equip prospective teachers of English with teaching skills by enabling them how to teach reading and writing skills in English. The students in this course will examine different techniques and activities of teaching reading and writing skills in ESL/EFL classes. Furthermore, after reviewing an ample variety of teaching techniques and activities, students will be encouraged to improve their own teaching abilities to design reading and writing lessons. Not only will they improve their practical teaching skills, but they will also get to the heart of theoretical bases of reading and writing skills with the weekly readings and classroom discussions.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
2 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework, Portfolio,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course / Discussion of the Course Policies Reading: What is Reading? Reading for What Purpose? The Nature of Reading: Defining reading (Nuttall, 1996, Ch:1) (Nuttall, 1996, Ch: 2)
2 How reading works: The building blocks of fluency & comprehension (Grabe, 2009, Ch: 1) (Grabe, 2009, Ch: 2)
3 Reading and teaching reading (Nunan, 1999, Ch:9) (Brown, 2001, Ch: 20) (Hedge, 2011, Ch: 6)
4 Reading in different languages, Selecting a text (Grabe, 2009, Ch: 6) (Nuttall, 1996, Ch: 3)
5 How to teach reading (Harmer, 2007, Ch: 7)
6 Writing as a process, Describing written texts, Issues in writing research & instruction (Harmer, 2011, Ch: 1) (Harmer, 2011, Ch: 2) (Grabe & Kaplan, 1996, Ch: 1)
7 A process genre approach to teaching writing, Writing in the language classroom, Nuts and bolts (Badger & White, 2000) (Harmer, 2011, Ch: 3) (Harmer, 2011, Ch: 4)
8 Midterm
9 Building the writing habit Worked-on writing (Harmer, 2011, Ch: 5) (Harmer, 2011, Ch: 6)
10 Teaching writing at beginning levels Teaching writing at intermediate levels Teaching writing at advanced levels) (Grabe & Kaplan, 1996, Ch: 10) (Grabe Kaplan, 1996, Ch: 11) (Grabe Kaplan, 1996, Ch: 12)
11 Responding, correcting and guiding, Responding to writing and writing assessment (Harmer, 2011, Ch: 7) (Grabe & Kaplan, 1996, Ch: 13)
12 Microteaching presentations
13 Microteaching presentations
14 Microteaching presentations
Course Notes <p>-</p>
Course Resources

Badger, R., & White, G. (2000). A process genre approach to teaching writing. ELT Journal, 54(2), 153-160.

Brown, H.D. (2001). Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogy (2nd ed.). London: Pearson Education.

Grabe, W. (2009). Reading in a second language: Moving from theory to practice. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Grabe, W., & Kaplan, R. B. (1996). Theory and practice of writing. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Harmer, J. (2007). How to teach reading. In J. Harmer, How to teach English (pp.68-78).

Harmer, J. (2011). How to teach writing. Harlow: Pearson Longman.

Hedge, T. (2011). Teaching and learning in the language classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nunan, D. (1999). Second language teaching & learning. Massachusetts: Heinle & Heinle Publishers.

Nuttall, C. (1996). Teaching reading skills in a foreign language. Portsmouth: Heinemann.


Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Explains the necessary theoretical, methodological and factual knowledge about foreign language (English) education and teaching profession and uses them to produce solution(s) to educational problems. X
2 Uses language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening skills) at a level that can communicate effectively by analyzing written and oral texts produced in foreign language (English) and mother tongue (Turkish) with a critical approach. X
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation. X
4 Uses the scientific methods and technologies required to follow the innovations in the field of foreign language teaching, to develop original activities and to find solution(s) to possible problems. X
5 Plans the language learning process taking into account the diverse characteristics and life experiences of learners and organizes the appropriate environments and carry out the process effectively. X
6 Analyzes and evaluates foreign language teaching programs in their own context by choosing appropriate approaches. X
7 Prepares and implements appropriate assessment and evaluation tools for foreign language teaching and development of students. X
8 Effectively uses intercultural communication skills in the process of foreign language (English) teaching and with his/her attitudes and behaviours becomes a role model for the students. X
9 Actively uses the skills of learning to learn, self-regulation, lifelong learning, critical and creative thinking and redounds these skills to his/her students. Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
11 At the end of the process of foreign language (English) education, prepares his/her students as individuals who can use foreign language as an effective communication medium in everyday life. X
12 Knows the structure of the language to be taught, the rules and the various contexts in which it can be used, and uses the target language appropriately and compares it to other languages he/she has learned. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 25
2. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 25
Total 100
1. Final 60
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 1 5 5
Project / Design 1 10 10
Performance Task (Application) 1 24 24
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 123
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.92
dersAKTSKredisi 5