VIA161 Analytical Reading

Code VIA161
Name Analytical Reading
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Faculty
Academic staff Diāna Rūpniece, Zane Seņko, Oksana Ivanova, Amr Mohamed Lotfy Eltalhawy Eladl, Inese Kočote, Irina Makarova
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation The course provides extensive reading and text analysis of professional literature in engineering, culture, economics, etc. Integration of communicative situations to master different skills of work with a text as well as professional situations thereby modelling students’ professional activity..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Objectives of the course: • To adapt a complex and integrated method for analysing texts, • To develop skills of perceiving a text as an aggregate of grammar, structural and conceptual phenomena, • To master different strategies of reading professional texts, such as predicting, previewing, scanning and skimming.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to identify, compare, differentiate different target reading strategies (scanning, skimming, reading for gist). - Assessment: texts with problem solving tasks, tests, exam (text 2,400 pr. signs, 5 tasks, 20 min). Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to use rationally the main strategies and methods of content building at the level of words, collocation, sentence, paragraph and text. - Assessment: texts with problem solving tasks, tests on information management, exam. Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to interpret fluently the information extracted from the text, analyze and evaluate it in theses, conclusions, summaries, comments. - Assessment: texts, oral/written tasks, exam (oral summary). Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Students are able to use and classify vocabulary extracted from popular scientific and professional texts, compiling an individual vocabulary and terminology glossary. - Assessment: tests, vocabulary and terminology tests, exam. Evaluation: tests – tested/not tested; exam – mark according to 10 grade scale. Free choice - final test. Evaluation: tested/not tested.
Course prerequisites English language skills at B2 level according to CEFR

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