Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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Reading Skills 1

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT1001 1 Reading Skills 1 2/0/0 CC English 2
Course Goals
To strenghten students' reading skills. To encourage them to respond to ideas critically. To help them develop awareness of their progress as readers. To have them learn to analyse academic materials about their major , and work on academic vocabulary. To help them learn to guess vocabulary meaning from context.
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Instructor(s) Lecturer Hasan Hüseyin Zeyrek
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Thursday 09:15-10:45 Section 1/2 11:00-12:30 Basın Ekspres Campus A 401/ A 601
Office Hour(s) Monday&Friday: 10:00-17:00, Şirinevler Campus DFL Building 709
Teaching Methods and Techniques  Lecture
Principle Sources  1)     Smith, C Lorraine (2014) Longman Academic Reading Skills 5: Reading Skills for College, Pearson Education, NY

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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Explaining course objectives and contents and expectations from the students; giving information how the lessons will be taught and how the students will be assessed.
2. Week Previewing a text and activating background knowledge. Guessing the meanings of words from the context. Using dictionary entries to learn different meanings of words.
3. Week Using visuals to enhance understanding. Paraphrasing sentences to increase comprehension. Recognizing referents.
4. Week Creating concept maps and using textual clues to aid comprehension.Identifying point of view as objective or subjective. Understanding and using synonyms, idioms, content-specific vocabulary, and different word forms.
5. Week Using a text box to enhance understanding. Skimming for the main idea by reading topic sentences. Using visuals to understand important terms and concepts. Understanding and using synonyms, roots, word forms, and collocations.
6. Week Analyzing a graph. Predicting content from the first paragraph. Using dictionary entries to learn the meanings of words. Using adverb clauses to show time relationships.
7. Week Identifying tone and point of view. Drawing inferences. Reading the last paragraph first to get an overview.
9. Week Drawing inferences. Understanding phrasal verbs. Creating a flowchart and a chain of events.
10. Week Making connections between sentences. Drawing inferences. Summarizing.
11. Week Preparing for a test by anticipating questions and predicting answers to questions. Using more advanced vocabulary.
12. Week Skimming for the main idea. Filling out an organizer and creating a timetable. Categorizing words.
13. Week Articles about the importance of reading.
14. Week Summary and conclusion.
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Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Attendance 1 10
Final Exam 1 60

Program Outcomes
PO-1Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
PO-2Define the contemporary language learning theories.
PO-3Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
PO-4Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
PO-5Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
PO-6Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
PO-7Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
PO-8Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
PO-9Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
PO-10Practice classroom management skills.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Students should become rapid readers.
LO-2Students should be able to increase their vocabulary knowledge to a great extent.
LO-3Students should be able to learn to use contextual clues and get the habit of using them when reading.
LO-4Students should learn to guess the meaning of new words from context, and practice this strategy while reading.
LO-5Students should learn to read academic articles and paraphrase them.
LO-6Students should be able to read miscellaneous passages written in different fields, and answer the questions about them by employing reading comprehension strategies they learn in this course.
Course Assessment Matrix:
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