Course Name: Najm 103: General English
Contact Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 3
The course focuses on reading comprehension, for learners of English as a foreign language at the Intermediate level. The main objective of this course is to give those students, who major in Arabic, the experience of learning a foreign language and to encourage them to improve their reading skills by learning new reading strategies.The underlying purpose behind the course is to actively engage students in pleasure reading lessons and brainstorming exercises to develop multiple aspects of their reading ability.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1- understand passages
2- grasp the main ideas of different passages with different topics
3- answer different types of questions after reading a passage
4- compare different answers of students
5- guess word meanings, make inferences, scan for key words and information and look for topics
Basic Reading Power, Beatrice S. Mikulecky / Linda Jeffries, LongmanBasic Reading Power, Beatrice S. Mikulecky / Linda , NY, 2004.