Course Description: In this course English-language students continue to develop the reading and vocabulary skills necessary for personal, academic, and professional purposes using materials based on high interest topics. The course includes practice in reading and comprehending multi-paragraph descriptive and narrative articles, stories, reports, and dictionary entries. Focus is on literal comprehension, word analysis, vocabulary expansion, dictionary skills, and the use of library resources. Writing is required to complement reading activities. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. Prerequisite: ESOL 0361 or placement by exam. 3201085612
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Apply a variety of pre-reading strategies such as previewing, skimming, scanning, and predicting to set a purpose for reading and to increase reading comprehension.
Apply reading skills to identify the stated main idea, locate supporting details, identify a sequence of events, and distinguish between fact and opinion in a paragraph or simple multi-paragraph text.
Extract literal information from charts, graphs, photographs, and other illustrations.
Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases using context and word form clues.
Use a monolingual ESOL learner's dictionary to identify pronunciation, meaning, and part of speech of new vocabulary items.