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ESL 040A
ESL Context Reading

Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 55

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:44    Lab Hours:11

Course is aligned with outcomes for WA Adult Reading Learning Standard ESL V. This course 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. Students will be expected to analyze and synthesize materials at an appropriate reading speed, as well as formulate critical analysis of readings. Daily discussions, outside readings, written assignments and examinations are required. A CASAS score of 215-235 and writing assessment are used for placement. Students with an end of quarter CASAS score of 236 and above, and a grade of A may qualify for READ 88 or College Level Reading. Instructor permission required.

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, categorization and comparison/contrast.
  • Use a wide range of strategies to guide reading of long texts.

  • Course Topics
  • Note taking
  • Recognizing main ideas and supporting ideas
  • Reading strategies
  • Vocabulary

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    Year Quarter

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

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