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EAP0320 Intermediate ESL Academic Reading

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4 credit hour(s) Fall | Spring | Summer
Prerequisite(s): be a nonnative speaker of English whose placement scores indicate a need to develop reading skills that are essential for success in college-level classes.
The student will develop the ability to comprehend intermediate-level classes. The student will develop the ability to comprehend intermediate-level academic reading selections and to identify the structural elements within them. Students will demonstrate comprehension of academic texts through paraphrasing, summarizing and responding to academic texts, both orally and in writing. Students will apply critical reading skills to the reading of academic texts. Emphasis will be on the acquisition of English language academic vocabulary by developing knowledge of roots, affixes, idiomatic expressions, and cognates and false cognates. Students will reduce dependence on bilingual dictionaries through guided practice in applying vocabulary acquisition strategies. Students will learn to recognize cultural references, and students will learn strategies for decoding cultural references. Students will increase their reading fluency and speed.  Lecture: 3 hours. Lab: A minimum of one hour per week in a lab setting is required. Students must earn a grade of C or better in this course to enroll in  . Does not count toward A.A. degree or A.S. degree.


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