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ESL 080RV - Reading & Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English III

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

High 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): Placement into ESL 080RV; or completion of ESL 070RV  and ESL 060CM  and ESL 060WG  with a C or better; or placement into ESL 70 level and completion of ESL 070RV  with a 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 high-intermediate written material.
  2. Demonstrate interpretive comprehension of high-intermediate written material.

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

  1. Comprehension of High-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 text at different levels
  1. Comprehend at a literal level
    1.          Identify main ideas
    2.          Identify details
    3.          Recognize the inter-relationship of words, phrases, and clauses
    4.          Retelling
    5.          Identify speakers and setting
    6.          Identify time sequences with transition words
  2. Comprehend at an interpretive level
    1.          Draw inferences and conclusions
    2.          Differentiate between facts and opinions
    3.          Use syntactic/context clues to interpret textual meanings
    4.          Identify purpose and tone
    5.          Interpret illustrations
  1. Comprehend at a critical level
    1. Explore diverse points of view and perspectives from different sources
    2. Express and support opinions based on readings
    3. Evaluate credibility of information sources
  1. Vocabulary  at the High Intermediate Level
  1. Context, structural, and syntactic clues
  2. Prefixes, suffixes, roots
  3. Academic word list
  4. Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  5. Word families
  6.    Collocations
  7. Vocabulary resources
    1. Printed and online
    2. Dictionaries
  8. Spelling rules
  9. Idiomatic expressions
  1. Written Tasks
  1. Journal
  2. Summary and Response
  3. Short Answer (30 or more words)
  4. Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism
  1. Study Strategies
  1. Use of syllabus
  2. Organization of course materials
  3. Use of teacher feedback
  4. Use of various study techniques
  5. Test taking skills
  6. Location of structural features of textbooks
  1. College Resources
  1. Faculty office hours
  2. Learning/tutoring center
  3. Advising and counseling center
  4. Orientation to Library
  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:
Full Academic Year 2020/21