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ELI 510: Academic Reading and Vocabulary Acquisition -- ONLINE

In this innovative course -- offered fully online -- graduate students develop strategies to process texts in their discipline more quickly, efficiently, and accurately, while at the same time reading more analytically and critically. Participants expand their vocabulary for both speaking and reading fluency while they also improve  pronunciation of key discipline-specific terms and core academic vocabulary. Course activities include:

  • Online discussions
  • Use of reading strategies
  • Exploration of vocabulary websites and apps
  • Short presentations
  • Short written summaries and critiques
  • Creation of an annotated bibliography and/or literature review
  • Optional in-person meetings

(2 credits)