Course Number & Code

Najd 118


Contact hours






Interactions 1/ Reading / 4th Edition


Content & Objectives


This course is a pre-intermediate course designed to equip students with the necessary reading skills through reading and comprehension of a variety of short passages that are descriptive, expository, and dialogic. Comprehension is stimulated through a variety of questions and exercises, especially those generating the ability to guess meaning of words, main ideas in paragraphs and across paragraphs. Text comprehension is followed by a production activity where students discuss relevant issues and express their opinions. The vocabulary exercises that follow text reading tasks are meant to enrich students’ vocabulary in semantic fields provided by the texts.


This reading comprehension course seeks to foster among students the following skills:


§  Skimming

§  Scanning

§  Intensive reading

§  Extensive reading

§  Varying reading speeds

§  Understanding word meaning by relying on immediate context in the text

§  Understanding word meaning by relying on overall meaning in the text

§  Recognizing main ideas

§  Recognizing supporting details

§  Recognizing topic sentences

§  Making inferences