Theories of Practice and Reading Comprehension in L2

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theories of Practice and Reading Comprehension in L2

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course requirements and basis for grading:

    1. Attendance and participation (10%): Your regular attendance and responsiveness to the lectures and class discussions will be important considerations in your final grade. (2 times late = 1 absence; 1 absence = -1 from the final grade; more than 15 minutes late = absence)
    2. Tutoring Project (50%)
    You will have a semester-long tutoring/mentoring experience and get some ?hands on? teaching experience with the concepts and techniques you will be learning in the course. This is the ?meat and bones? of the course. The whole tutoring experience documented through the development of a portfolio is a documentation of your ability to apply what we cover in class to the real-world contexts.
    3. EKU posting (15%)
    4. Presentation (10%)

    5. Final exam (15%)

    ** No disputes regarding the final course grade will be accepted/allowed.
    ** Late assignments will be marked down half a letter grade for each class day of lateness


    TBA: The textbook for this class will be announced as soon as it is decided.
    Course Reading Packet available for purchase at the central library.

    Weekly Schedule and Topics

    Week 1 Course Introduction

    Week 2 Creativity/Character Development (??????)

    Week 3 Theories and models of first language reading processes

    Week 4 Factors that influence reading in an L2

    Week 5 Phonological awareness, Word Recognition & Phonics Instruction
    Character focus: Trustworthiness
    Creativity Development activities

    Week 6 Vocabulary and Comprehension
    Character focus: Respect
    Creativity Development activities

    Week 7 Schema and reading comprehension
    Character focus: Responsibility
    Creativity Development activities

    Week 8 Midterm Week

    Week 9 Promoting strategic reading
    Character focus: Fairness
    Creativity Development activities

    Week 10 Teaching pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies
    Character focus: Caring
    Creativity Development activities

    Week 11 Using Literature & Guided Reading
    Character focus: Citizenship
    Creativity Development activities

    Week 12 Designing a reading course with Creativity/Character development approach

    Week 13 Designing a reading course with Creativity/Character development approach

    Week 14-15 Presentations

    Week 16 Final Exam

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.