INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 117 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 3135

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Elma Dedović-Atilla, Instructor Elma dedovic-Atilla Elma Dedović-Atilla, Instructor
elma.dedovic@ibu.edu.ba elma153@hotmail.com no email

In this course, focus is placed on reading and writing for both general and academic purposes. Reading from news articles, essays, and other works of both fiction and nonfiction is executed in order to learn to interpret why a text describes a topic in a certain way and why certain evidence is used. Advanced Reading and Writing I is designed to guide the students to read extensively, help the students to apprehend the immediate surface meaning of texts through intensive reading, how to plan a piece of writing, brainstorming, how to initiate, develop and conclude a paragraph and an essay.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Advanced Reading and Writing is an ELT course whose main goals are to aid
students develop:
1) Critical reading and writing skills
2) Ability to synthesize information from several sources into their own writing
3) Development and organizational strategies for common types of academic writing
4) Rich vocabulary and collocations encountered in academic texts

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Types of Academic Writing
  2. Process of writing
  3. Essay Structure
  4. Comparison-contrast essay
  5. Plagiarim in academic writing
  6. Film reviews
  7. Academic collocations
  8. Reading strategies: scanning, skimming, revision and detailed reading
  9. Process essay
  10. Noun clauses
  11. Persuasive essay
  12. Advertising proposal
  13. Quantifiers
  14. Adjective phrases
  15. Final exam preparation

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Truth and Lies - reading
  2. The Cellist of Sarajevo - reading
  3. Why do people read and write blogs - reading
  4. What happens when a language disappears - reading
  5. Identifying plagiarism in types of writing
  6. Quiz
  7. Watching a film

  1. Writing a film review
  2. Writing process essay
  3. Noun clauses - practice
  4. Quiz
  5. Student presentations
  6. Student presentations
  7. Student presentations
  8. Final exam

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz210
Homework410
Midterm Exam(s)130
Presentation110
Attendance10
Final Exam130
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Write a persuasive essay
  • Write a comparison/contrast essay
  • Write a critical film review
  • Identify forms of academic writing and parts of their structures
  • Prepare an effective presentation
  • Know how to identify and avoid plagiarism
  • Able to use sentence structures found in academic writing
  • Identifly and use different reading strategies
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Caplan, N. A. & Douglas, S. R. (2011). Q: Skills for Success: Reading and Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)28451260
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)28451260
Midterm Examination (1 week)1120120
Final Examination(1 week)1120120
Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
Preparation for Final Examination 0
Assignment / Homework/ Project490360
Seminar / Presentation11515
Total Workload: 3135
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 125