Course Descriptions

ESOL 0041

This is a high beginning level reading course which starts students on language development through reading activities. Students are introduced to beginning comprehension skills, vocabulary building, reading efficiency strategies and intercultural sharing. Some study skills are also introduced.

ESOL 0042

This is a low intermediate level course which reinforces all the skills (vocabulary and comprehension) introduced in level one. Moreover, new skills are introduced like paragraph organization, idiom study, and adapting reading rates for different purposes.

ESOL 0043

This is a high intermediate reading level which promotes further vocabulary and comprehension skills, especially as they pertain to academic and TASP reading. Emphasis is on critical thinking skills, vocabulary expansion and the use of campus resources as they relate to academic work.

ESOL 0044

This is an advanced reading course and final reading course that students will take. All the skills taught in previous levels will be reinforced with more emphasis being made on academic skills. Students will continue to practice critical thinking skills and read longer academic readings. This course is also a "bridge course" to college work.

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