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ESL 070RV - Reading and Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English II

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Intermediate-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes comprehension of narrative and informational texts, vocabulary, written tasks, information literacy, study strategies, college resources, and a community of readers.

Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 060RV  with a grade of C or better.
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate literal comprehension of intermediate written material.
  2. Demonstrate interpretive comprehension of intermediate written material.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Use low intermediate-level reading strategies and critical thinking skills to demonstrate comprehension of low intermediate-level academic texts.
  2. Use low intermediate-level vocabulary strategies to synthesize new vocabulary.
  3. Demonstrate development of literal and interpretive comprehension through written tasks.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of basic information literacy skills.
  5. Develop and integrate a variety of study strategies into English learning.
  6. Employ college resources.
  7. Participate in a community of readers.

  1. Comprehension of Low Intermediate Narrative and Informational Texts
  1. Reading strategies
  1. Use strategies before reading/studying
  2. Use strategies during reading/studying
  3. Use strategies after reading/studying
  4. Reading fluency
  1. Comprehension of texts at different levels
  1. Comprehend at a literal level
  1. Identify main ideas
  2. Identify details
  3. Identify time sequences with transition words
  4. Recognize examples
  5. Identify speakers and setting
  1. Comprehend at an interpretive level
  1. Draw inferences and conclusions
  2. Differentiate between facts and opinions
  3. Use syntactic/context clues to interpret sentence meaning 
  1. Identify purpose
  2. Become aware of connotations
  3. Express opinions
  1. Vocabulary
  1. Use of context clues
  2. Understanding of prefixes, suffixes, roots
  3. Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  4. Word families
  5. Collocations
  6.          Vocabulary resources
    1. Printed and online
    2. Dictionaries
  7. Spelling rules
  8. Recognition of idiomatic expressions
  1. Written Tasks
  1. Short answer
  2. Summary
  1. Information Literacy
  1. Interactive library orientation
  2. Value of resources as information
  1. Study Strategies
  1. Use of syllabus
  2. Organization of course materials
  3. Interpretation of teacher feedback
  4. Use of various study strategies
  5. Test-taking skills
  6.          Time management and organizational skills
  7. Location of structural features of textbooks
  1. College Resources
  1. Faculty office hours
  2. Learning/tutoring center
  3. Advising and counseling center
  1. Community of Readers
  1. Reading as a catalyst for exchange of ideas
  2. Acknowledging diverse points of view
  3. Discuss diverse cultural values as they relate to readings

Effective Term:
Spring 2017