Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Reading Skills ELT 015 9 6 + 0 6 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Ebru Pınar Elmacı Er
Course Lecturers Ebru Pınar Elmacı Er,
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu KOÇ

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The present course is an undergraduate course which aims to equip students with reading skills in English as well as aiming to help them acquire academic reading skills which they would need in their academic lives.

Course Content

The present course aims to improve students’ strategic reading skills and build their academic vocabulary as well. Within this course, in-depth study of key-skills and strategies for reading academic texts are handled in detail. At the end of this course, students will have a good command of strategies for approaching academic texts and skills for consciously applying the academic reading strategies.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 At the end of this course, students will be able to have a command of strategies for approaching academic texts written in English Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 preview the text and predict the content of the text prior to reading Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 set purposes and pose questions before reading an academic texts Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
4 find the topic and the main idea of an academic text Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 read to search information Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
6 skim and scan the texts Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
7 read to integrate information Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
8 read to criticize academic texts Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
9 read to write Drilland Practice, Self Study, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
10 guess the meanings of unknown words from context Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
11 reflect on the academic text after reading it Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
12 summarize the academic text
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course. Going over the course syllabus. Types of reading. Reasons of reading- Why do we read?
2 Finding the meanings of words. Finding the topic of a paragraph.
3 Noticing parts of words. Finding the main idea of a paragraph.
4 Collocations. Finding Supporting Details.
5 Phrases. Finding contrasts.
6 Finding the meanings of words. Finding causes and effects.
7 Noticing parts of words. Organizing notes in time lines.
8 Midterm exam
9 Collocations. Organizing notes in outlines
10 Phrases
11 Reading quickly
12 Integrating reading and writing
13 Integrating reading and writing
14 Revision
Resources
Course Notes <p>Making Connections 1- Cambridge University Press</p>
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes.
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching.
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
Total 0
Total 0
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 3 3 9
Performance Task (Application) 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 175
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7
dersAKTSKredisi 7