The Critical Reading courses focus on the comprehension and critical understanding of English texts, with the focus on social and global issues. Students will be expected to develop how to prepare readings, make notes, engage actively with the text (reading), summarize and reflect reading assignments, discuss and present the issues learned from the reading.
The goal of this course is to develop students’ critical reading skills and vocabulary using stimulating videos and texts on a range of important contemporary subjects such as globalization, education, manufacturing, the environment and energy. The critical thinking sections in the textbook are based on Benjamin Bloom’s classification of learning objectives (Bloom’s Taxonomy). These sections allow students to develop the lower and higher order thinking skills that are essential for success in an academic context. Language development sections focus on the academic language and grammar students find most challenging and can be practiced further in the online workbook made available on the Cambridge University Press website.
Week 1: Course introduction and group familiarization tasks
Week 2: Introduction to different reading strategies (skimming, scanning, intensive reading)
Week 3: U1 - Globalization
Week 4: U1 - Globalization
Week 5: U2 - Education
Week 6: U2 - Education
Week 7: U3 - Medicine
Week 8: U3 - Medicine
Week 9: U4 - Risk
Week 10: U4 - Risk
Week 11: U5 - Manufacturing
Week 12: U5 - Manufacturing
Week 13: Exam strategies
Week 14: Summary and Final reading exam (1st semester)
• Continuous assessment of class assignments (written work, poster presentations, presentations, etc.) 80%
• Attendance & participation 20%
Sowton, C. (2014) Unlock Level 4 Reading & Writing Skills Student’s Book
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend at least an hour per week studying textbooks, class materials, or handouts in order to prepare for the next class and also to review material studied in previous classes.