Description: This course continues to develop nonnative English studentsí reading and vocabulary skills for personal, academic and professional purposes using a wide variety of text types and topics. The course includes extensive practice in reading and comprehending multi-page articles, narratives, reports, editorials, opinion essays, and reference materials, and writing related responses. Focus is on interpretation of factual material, drawing inferences and conclusions, and paraphrasing and summarizing selected passages. Writing . . .
Core Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
1. Identify stated or implied main ideas and supporting details in moderately demanding texts.
2. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
3. Extract literal and inferential information from graphs, charts, diagrams, flowcharts, photographs, and other illustrations.
4. Use a monolingual English dictionary to identify meanings, pronunciation, grammatical forms, and appropriate use of unfamiliar vocabulary.
5. Write a response to a reading by conveying an idea, opinion, feeling or experience.
6. Apply vocabulary learning strategies such as identifying word families, common prefixes and suffixes, and synonyms and antonyms.
7. Use paraphrasing, and summarizing skills to respond to readings.
a. Identify logical relations and organization in texts and how they relate to author's purpose.
b. Use a variety of textual clues such as sentence connectors, transitions, and pronoun references to comprehend the meaning and structure of a text.
c. Demonstrate some awareness of style and register.
d. Locate and use basic library resources.