ESL 088RV - Reading and Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers for English IV
4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Advanced-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes comprehension of narrative, informational, and college textbooks; vocabulary at an advanced level, written tasks, information literacy, study strategies, college resources, and a community of readers.
Prerequisite(s): Placement into ESL 088RV; or completion of ESL 080RV or ESL085RV .
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 advanced written material.
- Demonstrate interpretive comprehension of advanced written material.
- Use advanced-level reading strategies and critical thinking skills to demonstrate comprehension of academic materials.
- Apply a strategic approach to the development of academic vocabulary.
- Demonstrate development of analytical and evaluative comprehension through written tasks.
- Locate, access, and use needed information.
- Develop and integrate a variety of study strategies into academic learning.
- Employ college resources.
- Participate in a community of readers.
- Comprehension of Narrative, Informational, and College Textbooks
- Reading strategies
- Use strategies before reading/studying
- Use strategies during reading/studying
- Use strategies after reading/studying
- Reading fluency
- Comprehension of text at different levels
- Comprehend at a literal level
- Identify main ideas
- Identify details
- Interpret graphs and statistics
- Analyze the inter-relationship of words, phrases, and clauses
- Identify rhetorical styles
- Comprehend at an interpretive level
- Differentiate between facts and opinions
- Analyze cause and effect
- Draw inferences and conclusions
- Recognize tone and purpose
- Interpret hedging language
- Comprehend at a critical level
- Analyze evidence for and against an argument
- Analyze diverse perspectives and points of view from difference sources
- Evaluate credibility, accuracy, and reliability of sources of information
- Vocabulary at an Advanced Level
- Context, structural, and syntactic clues
- Roots, prefixes, suffixes
- Academic word list
- Synonyms and antonyms
- Use of word families (noun, verb, adjective, adverb forms)
- Vocabulary resources
- Printed and online
- Dictionaries and thesauruses
- Spelling rules
- Written Tasks
- Summary and analysis
- Description of graphic information
- Short answer (50-75 words)
- Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
- Information Literacy
- Library research procedures
- Basic database usage
- Evaluative criteria
- Study Strategies
- Use of syllabus
- Organization of course materials
- Use of teacher feedback
- Use of study techniques
- Testing taking skills
- College Resources
- Faculty office hours
- Learning/tutoring center
- Advising and counseling center
- Community of Readers
- Reading as a catalyst for exchange of ideas
- Acknowledge diverse points of view
- Discuss diverse cultural values as they relate to readings
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