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ESL 106 ESL READING AND COMMUNICATION III

ESL 106Reading & Communication III

Course Outline

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:

  1. identify and explain in writing and/or orally the main idea or thesis statement from a reading assignment;
  2. organize and write an outline in preparation of a writing assignment; and
  3. discuss supporting details used by the author from a reading assignment.