Course Title Course Code Program Level
READING SKILLS AND TRANSLATION MYC112 Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures - Applied English and Translation Studies Programme Associate Degree

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
3 * 3 3 4

Teaching Staff Asst. Prof. GÜLŞEN DEMİR
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites None
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives After completing this course, students will: • determine the meanings of words and phrases in context. • understand the main idea and supporting details in written text. • identify a writer’s purpose, point of view, and intended meaning. • analyze the relationship among ideas in written material and draw conclusions inductively and deductively from information stated or implied in a text. • use critical reasoning skills to evaluate written materials. • apply translation theories to the reading texts.
Course Content The aim of the reading component of this course is threefold. Students will form a basic core of reading skills (skimming, scanning, making inferences, guessing vocabulary ,recognizing patterns etc.) and learn to apply these skills in an intensive reading environment. Additionally, the students will focus on some ESP vocabulary or general language use to be able to translate orally certain parts of the texts.
Learning Outcomes (LO) After completing this course, students will be able to: • read independently, using a critical thinking, problem-solving approach for a variety of purposes; • select reading strategies appropriate to purpose and text; • monitor the effectiveness of their comprehension/rate strategies and adjust these as needed; • select and use strategies from a resource bank when encountering new vocabulary; • select and demonstrate various study skills and methods to meet the reading demands; • translate different kinds of written materials.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the course
2. Week Context: International Concerns "Immigration Debate Stirring on Both Sides of Atlantic" Discussion "World Population Growth" Discussion
3. Week Context: International Concerns "Safe Water" Discussion "Automakers Going Green" Discussion
4. Week Context: World Affairs “'New Europe' Goes Global" Discussion "Africa: Poverty, Politics and Disease" Discussion
5. Week Context: World Affairs "Kosova: Waiting for Independence" Discussion "Egypt: Youth and Democracy" Discussion
6. Week Context: Life and Trends "Cape Town Carnival" Discussion "America’s Changing Family" Discussion
7. Week Context: Life and Trends "Safety for Kids on the Net" Discussion "Populations Aging Worldwide" Discussion
9. Week Context: Environment and Health "Bio-Fuels: An Alternative to Gasoline" Discussion "New Targets to Disrupt HIV" Discussion
10. Week Context: Environment and Health "Hero of the Planet" Discussion "Prescription Sleep Aids" Discussion
11. Week Context: Culture and Entertainment "Writers Demand Human Rights" Discussion "Women: Their Unique Beauty" Discussion
12. Week Context: Culture and Entertainment "Korean Pop Culture" Discussion "Martin Scorsese: America’s 'Real' Director" Discussion
13. Week Students’ oral presentations on chosen topics
14. Week Students’ oral presentations on chosen topics
Mid-term (%) 25
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%) 10
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%) 5 (Participation ,attendance, library works, etc.)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Recommended Dictionaries: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners Sources: Malarcher, C., Janzen, A. (2004) Reading for the Real World, Compass Publishing. Mikulecky, S.B., Jeffries, L. (2005) Reading Power, Pearson Longman. Mikulecky, S.B., Jeffries, L. (2004) More Reading Power, Pearson Longman. Mikulecky, S.B., Jeffries, L. (2007) Advanced Reading Power, Pearson Longman. Worcester, A. (2008) Issues Now in the News, Compass Publishing.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)