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ESL 095 ESL Writing, Reading and Communication

ESL 095 Writing, Reading, and Communication I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ESL 095 Writing, Reading, and Communication I

Credit Hours:  6.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  6.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ESL 073, ESL 074, ESL 075, ESL 076 & ESL 077 or placement

Co-requisites:  ESL 080                                                  Concurrent Courses: None

Course Description: This is an intermediate ESL writing course designed for students whose first language is not English.  Through extensive reading and writing activities, students will learn to read and write English with greater confidence and ease. In this course, students will read authentic and unedited works of popular fiction and non-fiction in English.  By reading, and by discussing and writing about what they read, students will enhance their vocabulary and comprehension of written English. Students will also learn to produce fluent, coherent, logical and academic prose, as they write about topics and books read in class.  Grammar will be explained in the context of student writings, in an effort to clarify meaning.  This course is conducted in English.

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

  1. identify main ideas of a text and express one’s opinions about the text orally and in writing;
  2. identify and use new vocabulary from readings;
  3. write compositions that are logical, clear, and complete; and
  4. employ correct basic grammatical structures in the compositions.