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ESL 108
ESL Advanced Reading


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 55

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:44    Lab Hours:11


Description
This class develops reading techniques for advanced ESL students through focusing on the reading of pre-college textbooks and academic discussion of literature. This course helps to improve comprehension skills, critical reading skills and application of reading strategies used to increase comprehension. Students will be expected to analyze and synthesize materials at an appropriate reading speed as well as formulate critical judgments of readings. Daily discussions, outside readings, written assignments and examinations are required. A CASAS score of 221-236 and a writing assessment are required for placement. Students with a CASAS score of 236 and above, and a grade of A or B may quality for Read 88 and College Level Reading.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the reading process.
  • Apply reading strategies and monitor comprehension.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to determine author's purpose and formulate judgments.
  • Paraphrase and summarize material from reading.
  • Organize and analyze information and reflect upon meaning using strategies such as classification, categorizatin and comparison/contrast.
  • Use a wide range of strategies to guide reading of long texts.

  • Course Topics
  • Reading habits, strategies and study skills
  • Context clues, dictionary use, and vocabulary
  • Topics and main ideas
  • Supporting details
  • Patterns of organization
  • Critical thinking to enhance comprehension
  • Reading habits, strategies, and study skills are reinforced throughout the quarter

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    Two Year Projected Schedule

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.