FINAL INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR FALL SEMESTER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 

Academic Year/Semester

2018 – 2019 / Spring

Course Code and Title

ELTP 102 Reading Skills II (2,0)2   ECTS 2

Group(s)

01

Instructor(s)

Senior Instructor Burçin Önal

Office No.

AS 116

Phone No.

1139

Course Days/Hours/Rooms

 

Office Hour(s)

To be announced

e-mail

burcin.onal@final.edu.tr

Web Page

www.final.edu.tr

 

 

Aim of the Course

 

The main aim of this first year course is to further develop ELT students’ (intensive and extensive) reading skills.  It will present a wide range of authentic reading materials in order to enable students to:

- interpret  and infer a written text by using bottom-up and top-down strategies,

- achieve comprehension of explicit and implied, connotative and denotative meanings by working

  out the information in a text,

- react to opinions in a text in the form of an oral or written response,

- understand that the reader’s interpreted meaning may not match with the author’s intended one.

 

 

Classroom Procedures

This course is based on classroom practice (pair and/or group activities and discussions) facilitated by instructor input as well as home practice (reading and writing assignments).

 

 

Weekly Instructional Plan and Learning Outcomes (intended to be accomplished by students upon  completion of the given week)

Week 1 

13-15 Feb

Introduction to the course

-       Aims

-       Classroom procedures

-       Weekly instructional plan

-       Requirements

-       Resources

-       Evaluation

-       Learning outcomes

Week 2 

18-22 Feb

 (2nd Ed) Unit 1: Identity

 

Reading Text 2: ”How permanent is your personality?“ (p. 15-25)

-          Recognize and understand classification in texts

-          Read and understand substitution words

-          Practice and use vocabulary for describing personality

-          Use reflexive pronouns

Week 3

25 Feb- 1 Mar

Continued

(2nd Ed) Unit 1: Identity

 

Reading Text 2: ”How permanent is your personality?“ (p. 15-25)

-          Recognize and understand classification in texts

-          Read and understand substitution words

-          Practice and use vocabulary for describing personality

Use reflexive pronouns

Week 4

4-8 Mar

Unit 3: Thought

 

Reading Text: ”Is your memory online?“ (p. 29-36)

-          Review and expand skimming techniques to get an overview of texts

-          Use context when reading to figure out key vocabulary

-          Write definitions for key words

Week 5

11-15 Mar

Continued

Unit 3: Thought

 

Reading Text: ”Is your memory online?“ (p. 29-36)

-          Review and expand skimming techniques to get an overview of texts

-          Use context when reading to figure out key vocabulary

-          Write definitions for key words

Week 6

18-22 Mar

Unit 5: Movement

 

Reading Text2: ”How do animals navigate?“ (p. 50-56)

-          Draw inferences from information in a written text

-          Use graphic organizers to take more effective notes

Week 7

25-29 Mar

 (2nd Ed) Unit 1: Identity

 

Reading Text2: ”Emotional Thinking“ (p. 51-61)

-          Read and undesrtand the function of questions in texts

-          Practice and use language for comparing and contrasting

-          Dictionary use

Week 8

1-5 Apr

Continued

(2nd Ed) Unit 1: Identity

 

Reading Text2: ”Emotional Thinking“ (p. 51-61)

-          Read and undesrtand the function of questions in texts

-          Practice and use language for comparing and contrasting

-          Dictionary use

Week 9

6-15 Apr

Mid-term Examinations

Week 10

16-19 Apr

Unit 8: Drive

 

Reading Text 1: ”Making a difference“ (p. 77-80)

-          Learn and practice different techniques to identify key details

-          Read and activate prior knowledge

-          Read and summarize sections of a text

Week 11

22-26 Apr

Continued

Unit 8: Drive

 

Reading Text 1: ”Making a difference“ (p. 77-80)

-          Learn and practice different techniques to identify key details

-          Read and activate prior knowledge

-          Read and summarize sections of a text

Week 12

29 Apr-3 May

 (2nd Ed) Unit 7: Survival

 

Reading Text: ”More Than Just Survival“ (p. 123-133)

-          Read and find support for your opinion

-          Read and use research questions to understand texts

-          Practice and use vocabulary for describing graphs

Week 13

6-10 May

Continued

(2nd Ed) Unit 7: Survival

 

Reading Text: ”More Than Just Survival“ (p. 123-133)

-          Read and find support for your opinion

-          Read and use research questions to understand texts

-          Practice and use vocabulary for describing graphs

Week 14

13-17 May

Unit 4: Fire

 

Reading Text: ”Fire in the Sky“ (p. 40-42)

-          Find and identify steps in a sequence to undrstand processes or patterns.

 

Week 15

20-24 May

 (2nd Ed) Unit 4: Fire

 

Reading Text 2: ”Controlling the Uncontrollable“ (p.69-79)

-          Read and identify point of view

-          Practice and use collocations with problem

Week 16

27-31 May

Continued

(2nd Ed) Unit 4: Fire

 

Reading Text 2: ”Controlling the Uncontrollable“ (p.69-79)

-          Read and identify point of view

-          Practice and use collocations with problem

Week 17

3-7 Jun

-          Revision

Week 18

10-18 Jun

Final Examinations

 

Requirements

-          Students should expect to be studying inside and outside the classroom for an average of 6-7 hours per week.

-          There is a strong continuous assessment dimension to this course. Students are strongly advised to attend all classes. 75% attendance is a requirement for a pass grade.

-          The medium of teaching and learning is English only.

-          Textbooks and written assignments should be brought to all classes.

-          Mobile phones, tablets etc. may be used for learning purposes only, and should be in silent mode at all times.

 

Resources

-          Bixby, J., & Scanlon, J., (2013). Skillful: Reading & Writing Level 3. UK: Macmillan.

http://www.mec-3.com/emu

-          Bixby, J., & Scanlon, J., (2013). Skillful: Reading & Writing Level 3. Second Ed. UK: Macmillan.

 

Evaluation

Percentage

Description

 

Classwork

 

15%

Discussions and

Pair/Group work activities

QUIZ

15%

Announced Quiz

Presentation /

Mini demo-lesson

20%

Mini presentation on the reading topic /

A demo lesson

Midterm Examination

20%

Written Exam

Final Examination

30%

Written Exam

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES / COMPETENCES (LO1, LO2, LO4, LO5, LO6, LO7, LO10)

 

On successful completion of the course, students will have acquired knowledge of:

 

-          functions and purposes of different text types

-          text structure

-          target language features

On successful completion of the course, students will have developed their skills in:

 

-          previewing, skimming, scanning, identifying keywords

-          finding the topic and main idea of a given text

-          employing target language features in production

-          critical thinking and analyzing

-          basic research skills

-          paraphrasing and summarizing texts

-          interpreting and reviewing texts

-          writing well-organized paragraphs and essays of various types

On successful completion of the course, students will have developed their appreciation of values related to:

 

-          managing and monitoring their own learning through weekly readings and assignments  

-          collaborative work in class, participation in pair, group and whole-class discussions. 

 

 

PLAGIARISM This is intentionally failing to give credit to sources used in writing (or speaking) regardless of whether they are published or unpublished. Plagiarism (which also includes any kind of cheating in exams) is a disciplinary offence. Learn more at: http://www.plagiarism.org/

REFERENCING All references should be formatted using the APA System. These references can be automatically generated at, for example, http://www.citethisforme.com/citation-generator/apa

 

 


The main aim of this first year course is to foster students’ writing skills through planning and practicing writing and subsequently producing a range of written work. This way, it is aimed that the students will be encouraged to:

- read to write and write to be read,

- be aware of the practices to be conducted in three stages of writing a paper: pre-writing, writing and post-

  writing,

- proof-read their written work,

- benefit from feedback and improve their writing skills through rewriting, self and peer evaluation,

- write essays and reports for their coursework.

Review of the C programming language. Structured and modular programming using C. Local and global variables. Structured programming constructs. Arrays and array handling. Multi-dimensional arrays. Structures. Arrays of structures. Random Number Generation. Functions in C. Call-by-value and call-by reference. Strings in C and associated functions. Files: data and file processing.

This course introduces ELT students to theories of first and second language acquisition and developmental stages and sequences of first and target language acquisition. The course also covers processes in second language acquisition; learner characteristics and individual variation in ultimate attainment in second language acquisition as well as differences between second language acquisition and foreign language learning contexts.