Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Reading Skills ELT 026 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
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective The present course is a continuation of the course named Reading Skills I, which is offered in the fall semester. It is an undergraduate course which aims to add up to students’ reading skills in English by also aiming to help them acquire academic reading skills which they would need in their academic lives.
Course Content This course aims to expand students’ academic reading skills and vocabulary knowledge in order to prepare them for academic courses that they will take in the department. Startegies and activities embarrassed in this course also help students improve their reading skills. 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 skills and strategies for approaching academic texts written in English Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 preview the text and predict the content of the text prior to reading by activating their background knowledge Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
3 set purposes for reading the text Lecture, Drilland Practice, Group Study, Testing, Homework,
4 produce their own questions before reading an academic text Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 find the topic and the main idea of an academic text Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
6 read to search information Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
7 skim and scan the texts Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
8 read to integrate information Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
9 read to criticize academic texts Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
10 read to write Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
11 be familiar with vocabulary-building strategies Lecture, Question-Answer, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
12 guess the meanings of unknown words from context Lecture, Question-Answer, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
13 expand their academic word knowledge Lecture, Question-Answer, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
14 reflect on the academic text effectively after reading it Lecture, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
15 summarize the academic text Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course. Going over the course syllabus Introduction to academic reading
2 Understanding vocabulary in context. Finding main ideas.
3 Using the dictionary. Finding supporting details.
4 The vocabulary of numbers. Information in graphs and charts.
5 Collocations. Scanning for specific information.
6 Vocabulary study.
7 Vocabulary study. Improving reading speed.
8 Midterm exam.
9 Taking notes from a reading.
10 Collocations.
11 Preparing for a reading test.
12 Preparing for a reading test.
13 Improving reading speed.
14 Revision
Resources
Course Notes Making Connections 1- Cambridge University Press
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
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 15
2. Ödev 15
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
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