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EAP0420 Advanced ESL Academic Reading

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4 credit hour(s) Fall | Spring | Summer
Prerequisite(s): be a nonnative speaker of English who has earned a grade of C or better in   or 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 advanced-level academic reading selections that replicate selections commonly assigned in undergraduate general education classes, and students will identify the structural elements within these texts. Students will also synthesize information from multiple undergraduate-level academic texts in order to express opinions about the material through paraphrasing, summarizing, and responding to these texts, both orally and in writing. The student will apply critical reading skills to the reading of academic texts. Emphasis will be on the acquisition of advanced-level English-language academic vocabulary by developing knowledge of roots, affixes, idiomatic expressions, and the recognition of cognates and false cognates. Students will reduce dependence on bilingual dictionaries through guided practice in applying vocabulary acquisition word list by the end of the course. Students will  learn to recognize 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. 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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