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ESL 076 ESL INTENSIVE EXPERIENCE READING

ESL 076ESL Intensive Experience Reading

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ESL 076 ESL Intensive Experience Reading

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Placement by writing sample and interview; requires some prior exposure to English

Co-requisites:  ESL 073, ESL 074, ESL 075 and ESL 077                        Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is a basic English-as-a-second-language reading comprehension course for students who demonstrate first language literacy and some prior exposure to English.  As selections from literature, popular media, and academic texts are read and discussed, students will learn to employ specific reading and pre-reading strategies in order to expand their vocabulary and increase their understanding of written English.  Students will also be challenged to speak and write about the concepts and issues addressed in the class readings.   All class discussions will be conducted in English.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. identify details, make inferences, and draw simple conclusions from written texts of an academic and nonacademic nature;
  2. recognize and use new vocabulary items related to the readings and discussions; and
  3. identify and describe universal lessons and themes and relate these to one’s own experience.