English: Reading Comprehension

langl1853  2021-2022  Bruxelles Woluwe

English: Reading Comprehension
3 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites
None
Main themes
Fast reading techniques
Vocabulary : reinforcement of basic vocabulary + (general and medical) vocabulary building
Grammatical and lexical difficulties:
  • tenses (active and passive voices)
  • modal auxiliaries
  • compounds
  • false friends
  • prepositions
  • link words
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The main aim of this receptive course is to develop students' reading skills.
Reading comprehension
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  • grasp the content and significance of articles and reports on topics connected with their interests or their jobs.
Level B1 of the « Common European Framework of References for Languages »
 
Content
Portfolio of authentic texts relating to Public Health (newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, ...).
Teaching methods
  • Extensive reading of texts at home using reading strategies.
  • Content-based activities in class.
  • Analysis of and comments on the texts.
  • Lexical extension exercises and comments on language points.
This course is normally taught on site. ! The teaching modalities may be subject to change in accordance with the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic. The students will of course be notified of these possible changes in due course.
Evaluation methods
Exemption test (1st term) and Written Exam (2nd term):
  • vocabulary questions
  • grammar questions
  • reading comprehension activities on seen and/or unseen passages.
! The evaluation modalities may be subject to change in accordance with the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic. The students will of course be notified of these possible changes in due course.
Online resources
https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=1704
Bibliography
  • Le syllabus du cours LANGL1853
  • La plateforme Moodle du cours LANGL1853
Teaching materials
  • le syllabus du cours LANGL1853
Faculty or entity