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EAP0320 English for Academic Purposes: Intermediate Reading

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3 credit hour(s) Fall | Spring | Summer
Prerequisite(s): be a nonnative speaker of English whose placement scores indicate a need to develop reading skills essential for success in college-level classes.
This course is intended for nonnative speakers of English whose placement scores (83-below on the PERT reading section) indicate a need to develop reading skills essential for success in college-level classes. The student will develop the ability to comprehend intermediate-level academic reading selections and to identify the structural elements within them. Emphasis will be on acquisition of English language academic vocabulary by developing knowledge of roots, affixes and idiomatic expressions and the recognition of cognates and false cognates. Students will reduce dependence on bilingual dictionaries through guided practice in applying vocabulary acquisition strategies. Students will also learn to recognize cultural references, and students will learn strategies for decoding cultural references. Students will also increase their reading fluency and speed. Lecture: 3 hours. Does not count toward A.A. degree or A.S. degree. Students must earn a grade of C or better in this course to enroll in  .

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