△Reading Skills in English IIA
イム ヘリーン 非常勤講師
- The aim of this reading class is to develop and improve English reading skills. Utilizing the skills learned in Reading Skills in English IA/IB, the students will engage in various mediums: written and non-written materials (movies, art, advertising, music, fashion, technology). The aim is to have the students develop their abilities to decipher and comment, from a critical point of view, on a wide range of topics.
- None. However, students should be prepared to communicate in English. The course will be conducted in English.
- Students have read true news articles and human interest stories, discussed the contents and answered comprehension questions. Students can discuss what they read and share their feelings and opinions in English.
- 1 Class introduction, textbook preview and Unit 1 (content area: engineering)
2 Unit 1: reading 1 and vocabulary activities (content area: engineering)
3 Unit 1: reading 2 and vocabulary activities (content area: engineering)
4 Unit 2: reading 2 and vocabulary activities (content area: medicine)
5 Unit 2: reading skill activities (content area: medicine)
6 News article: VGo and education (content area: robots)
7 Pictures for discussion: from Astro Boy to Aibo (content area: robots)
8 Unit 3: reading 1 and reading strategies (content area: marketing)
9 Unit 3: reading 2 and vocabulary activities (content area: marketing)
10 Group activity – present a mascot (content area: marketing)
11 Reading: Michelangelo’s Pieta and the World’s Fair (content area: art)
12 Michelangelo’s Pieta and the World’s Fair, continued (content area: art)
13 Unit 4: reading 1 and reading strategies (content area: sociology)
14 Final exam (review of readings and vocabulary)
15 Students’ short presentations
* The schedule may change depending on class progress and needs.
- Students will be evaluated based on completion of the reading assignments and related homework, attendance, a midterm report, a final exam, and a short presentation.
- Inside Reading I (Arline Burgmeier, Oxford University Press) (ISBN 978-0-19-441627-6)
- Students should bring a dictionary to class.
- By appointment on Fridays. Students should see the instructor after class to schedule an appointment, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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