Dec 02, 2021
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
- Demonstrate literal comprehension of intermediate written material.
- Demonstrate interpretive comprehension of intermediate written material.
- Use low intermediate-level reading strategies and critical thinking skills to demonstrate comprehension of low intermediate-level academic texts.
- Use low intermediate-level vocabulary strategies to synthesize new vocabulary.
- Demonstrate development of literal and interpretive comprehension through written tasks.
- Demonstrate an awareness of basic information literacy skills.
- Develop and integrate a variety of study strategies into English learning.
- Employ college resources.
- Participate in a community of readers.
- Comprehension of Low Intermediate Narrative and Informational Texts
- Reading strategies
- Use strategies before reading/studying
- Use strategies during reading/studying
- Use strategies after reading/studying
- Reading fluency
- Comprehension of texts at different levels
- Comprehend at a literal level
- Identify main ideas
- Identify details
- Identify time sequences with transition words
- Recognize examples
- Identify speakers and setting
- Comprehend at an interpretive level
- Draw inferences and conclusions
- Differentiate between facts and opinions
- Use syntactic/context clues to interpret sentence meaning
- Identify purpose
- Become aware of connotations
- Express opinions
- Use of context clues
- Understanding of prefixes, suffixes, roots
- Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
- Word families
- Vocabulary resources
- Printed and online
- Spelling rules
- Recognition of idiomatic expressions
- Written Tasks
- Short answer
- Information Literacy
- Interactive library orientation
- Value of resources as information
- Study Strategies
- Use of syllabus
- Organization of course materials
- Interpretation of teacher feedback
- Use of various study strategies
- Test-taking skills
- Time management and organizational skills
- Location of structural features of textbooks
- College Resources
- Faculty office hours
- Learning/tutoring center
- Advising and counseling center
- Community of Readers
- Reading as a catalyst for exchange of ideas
- Acknowledging diverse points of view
- Discuss diverse cultural values as they relate to readings
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