ESL 106 ESL READING AND COMMUNICATION III
ESL 106 – Reading & Communication III
Course Number & Name: ESL 106 ESL Reading and Communication III
Credit Hours: 3 .0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ESL 103/04 or placement
Co-requisites: ESL 105 Concurrent Courses: ESL 100, ESL 108, ESL 110, and ENG 108 (as needed)
Course Description: This is the second of two advanced college-level writing courses for students whose first language is not English. The goal of this course is to develop accurate reading and comprehension of unabridged novels, periodicals, non-fiction and reference materials in anticipation of further college-level work. Students are required to demonstrate reading and comprehension skills through in-class oral presentations and double-entry journals, and a research project may be required. The research project is a synthesis of what has been read and discussed in class. This course is conducted in English.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- identify and explain in writing and/or orally the main idea or thesis statement from a reading assignment;
- organize and write an outline in preparation of a writing assignment; and
- discuss supporting details used by the author from a reading assignment.