INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 118 Advanced Reading and Writing II Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 95 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Elma Ferić Bojić, Senior Teaching Assistant Elma Feric Bojic Elma Ferić Bojić, Senior Teaching Assistant
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ELT 118 is a continuation of ELT 117 Advanced Reading and Writing I, and it aims to help improve your ability to read, write and think on an advanced level. The course targets and strengthens literacy skills which are important for academic success, equipping you with the ability to read and write more effectively and to navigate the university environment with greater confidence. Vocabulary building skills are of utmost importance if you wish to succeed in this course. The course also focuses on transferable literacy skills that will assist you in workplace, digital and professional communications. Readings include academic publications, online journalism, blogs, multimedia texts, literary texts and visual texts. We also deal with objects such as graffiti, comics and advertising billboards, and we reflect directly on how to interpret the communications, resources and tasks associated with a university course. Techniques for taking notes and writing essays and paragraphs are a key focus of the course. We also deal specifically with grammar and punctuation, and with how to manage referencing and citations. Questions of authorship, originality, plagiarism and what it means to write ‘properly’ lead us to consider conditions and rules of writing in the contemporary world, and the particular conventions of academic, public and online communication. Coursework tasks invite you to respond to different text-types and genres. Essays ask you to read and engage critically with selected texts, and to identify and address cultural and social issues posed by specific modes of writing. Smaller writing activities invite you to experiment with different forms of written expression such as paragraphs and bullet points, and provide you with practical and creative skills in composition, peer reviewing and editing. A final exam asks you to put your reading, writing and thinking skills into action.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following
- Increase students’ confidence and comfort with the English language.
- Increase students’ vocabulary development and comprehension.
- Enable students to eventually comfortably express their ideas in English.
- Strengthen students’ English capacity so that they successfully listen and comprehend and memorize ideas that have been presented to them.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introductory Lecture “What is Advanced R&W II” Diagnostic Exercise
  2. Academic Writing at the University Level – Dos and Don’ts
  3. Writing the Book Report
  4. Writing a timed paragraph
  5. BOOK REPORTS DUE - Writing a timed essay
  6. Writing with a specific purpose in mind
  7. Writing in science (Genetics, Architecture, IT, EEE)
  8. MIDTERM WEEK
  9. Reading at the University Level – Dos and Don’ts
  10. Reading for specific purposes
  11. Reading comprehensively
  12. Timed reading
  13. Effective reading for study purposes
  14. Reading in science (Genetics, Architecture, IT, EEE)
  15. Course Review and Wrap up

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to Academic Vocabulary
  2. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  3. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  4. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  5. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  6. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  7. Quiz and In class interactive exercises

  1. No Discussion - Mid Term Week
  2. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  3. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  4. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  5. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  6. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  7. Quiz and In class interactive exercises
  8. Final Review Session

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Field trips
  • Student debates
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
  • Guest instructor
  • Use of educational films
  • Other:Visiting University Guest Lectures
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz120
Midterm Exam(s)120
Presentation110
Term Paper110
Class Deliverables110
Final Exam130
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Advanced vocabulary repertoire appropriate for academic settings
  • Academic reading and reading comprehension capabilities
  • Academic writing and writing comprehension capabilities
  • Studets' comfort with spoken academic English
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Academic Vocabulary List by Jim Burke (www.englishcompanion.com)
  • Reading material chosen by the instructor and distributed to students in class

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project11010
Seminar / Presentation11010
Total Workload: 95
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4