|To improve the reading and writing skills of participating students.|
|For students to be able to read and comprehend more complex pieces of work than they have previously encountered. Also, to be able to write a short essay in an academic style.|
This class will be conducted online using Moodle. As much as possible we will follow the syllabus, although at times some adjustments may need to be made.
Students will read from various texts provided by the teacher, and complete comprehension and vocabulary style questions. As Reading is a receptive skill, this will be done on the first half of the semester. In the second half of the semester we will focus on academic writing, with the students completing a short essay on a topic to be provided by the teacher.
|This class will be challenging, so students must be prepared to work hard in the class and at home. However, hopefully participating students should be able to improve their reading and essay writing skills in a meaningful way.|
Week 1 - Introduction and ice-breaker activities.
Week 2 - Reading 1 - to be confirmed
Week 3 - Reading 2 - to be confirmed
Week 4 - Reading 3 - to be confirmed
Week 5 - Reading 4 - to be confirmed
Week 6 - Reading 5 - to be confirmed
Week 7 - Reading test
Week 8 - Basics of academic writing
Week 9 - Writing e-mails
Week 10 - Paragraph structure
Week 11 - Being objective in writing
Week 12 - Hedging
Week 13 - Paraphrasing and summarizing
Week 14 - Essay
Week 15 - Overview