Undergraduate
Education Faculty
English Language Education Program
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Reading Skills II

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
ELT2001 2 Reading Skills II 2/0/0 CC English 2
Course Goals
This course is a continuation of Reading Skills 1 course offered in the Fall Term. The course aims to promote higher level thinking skills such as making inferences and deductions, reading between the lines, gaining insights into cultural similarities and differences. The course also aims to make students read news reports, magazine articles, stories, etc., and develop reading comprehension skills while improving their vocabulary knowledge.
Prerequisite(s) -
Corequisite(s) -
Special Requisite(s) All the students taking the course are advised to attend all the classes throughout the term.
Instructor(s) Lecturer Hasan Hüseyin Zeyrek
Course Assistant(s) -
Schedule Wednesday - 09:00-11:00/ 11:00-13:00 (A&B groups) BK B 301/B 401
Office Hour(s) Monday: 09:00-17:00 Şirinevler Campus DFL 709
Teaching Methods and Techniques Student-centered, eclectic, communicative, task and project based.
Principle Sources Smith, L.C. 2014 Longman Academic Reading Series 5: Reading Skills for College, NY: Pearson Education

 

www.breakingnewsenglish.com;                                                                             www.ereadingworksheets.com;                                                                                                               www.ngllife.com;                                                                                                        www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish
Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Two Internet articles for comprehension. Comprehension and discussion
2. Week Chapter 6 )identifying tone and point of view, drawing inferences) Discussion
3. Week Chapter 6 (phrasal verbs and idioms) Discussion
4. Week Chapter 8 (making connections between sentences, summarizing, drawing inferences, close reading) Discussion
5. Week Chapter 8 continued. Discussion
6. Week Chapter 9 (recognizing transitions, using more advanced vocabulary, idioms, collocations, word forms) Discussion
7. Week Chapter 10 (Human Migration) (drawing inferences) Comprehension and discussion
8. Week MID-TERM EXAM
9. Week Reading strategies and skills (identifying main idea,making predictions) Discussion
10. Week Determining the meaning of idioms. Discussion
11. Week Reading strategies and skills (identifying theme and setting) Discussion
12. Week Reading strategies and skills (identifying story structure and text structure) Discussion
13. Week Reading magazine articles and discussing their themes. Comprehension and discussion
14. Week Reading news reports and talking about the incidents in them) Comprehension and discussion
15. Week
16. Week FINAL EXAM
17. Week
Assessments
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 will comprehend articles in various fields using the reading comprehension strategies they learned in the Fall Semester.
LO-2Students will learn to identify tone and point of view in the texts they will read..
LO-3Students will learn to draw inferences, identify the main idea, and to summarize.
LO-4Students will learn to use more advanced vocabulary.
LO-5Students will learn to identify theme and setting.
LO-6Students will be able to identify story structure and text structure.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
 PO 1PO 2PO 3PO 4PO 5PO 6PO 7PO 8PO 9PO 10
LO 1
LO 2
LO 3
LO 4
LO 5
LO 6