Reading, Discussion, and Self-Study Skills (RDS101)
In order to make use of your reading skills in the real world, just being able to read is not enough;you need to be able to discuss your ideas. This intermediate reading class aims to develop: (1) effective reading skills; (2) fluency in discussing ideas in oral and written forms in English; and (3) self-study skills. This class is ideal for people who are eager to develop reading and discussion skills, but not yet confident enough to enroll in Critical Reading Skills (RCR 101).
David Phillips earned his MAT in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern California and has been working as an Academic English Instructor at Temple University Japan since 2016 and most recently, for the Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education Center at Meikai University. In addition to his university work, he also serves as an examiner for the Eiken Foundation of Japan throughout the year. Prior to living and teaching in Japan, he taught sociocultural anthropology to first-year undergraduates at the University of Washington and Intensive English courses at Seattle Pacific University for 5 years. David is focused on continuing to apply a sociocultural approach to every class lesson as a way to utilize student background knowledge and build co-created classrooms in which every student has opportunities to contribute and actively participate. When he is not teaching or publishing works on adapting materials for cultural responsiveness and autonomous learner development, he sings jazz and produces a music podcast called, "The Rhythm Circuit," which features a global listening base.
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