Applicable for TESOL Program
Requirement in TESOL Program
Semester in TESOL Program
Applicable for Translation & Interpretation Program
Requirement in Translation & Interpretation Program
Semester in Translation & Interpretation Program
Requirement in Business English Program
Applicable for Business English Program
Semester in Business English Program
This course is designed for English majored students to achieve intermediate level (equivalent to B1 – CEFR) in reading. The meaning of new English vocabulary provided before main readings is inferred from examples or paragraphs; the students, thus, can develop their guessing the meaning of new words through various contexts. Distinct tasks of the vocabulary skills also help them acquire much more vocabulary after the reading process. In addition, with a variety of reading tasks, the students are taught skills of reading for gist and details and the skill of speed reading by using the “keyword’’ technique. Moreover, they learn to use charts and graphs for reading texts faster and more efficiently. Last but not least, the students can enhance their critical thinking, creativity, and inferences.
Required Textbooks and Materials
Roger, L., & Wilkin, J. (2013). Skillful Reading & Writing 2. London: Macmillan.
Suggested Coursebooks and Materials
McEntire, J., & Williams, J. (2013). Making Connections 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Brook-Hart, G., & Jakeman, V. (2012). Complete IELTS. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Suggested online resources
This class is based on on-going assessment. Students are assessed for their performance in the following components
|Reading assign-ments following the format of an IELTS test||10%|
|Home assignments in Skillful 2||5%|
|Mini Project (group of 4 or optional)||10%|