ESL 105 - English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 2
English reading and writing skills for non-native speakers at the low-intermediate level. Further development of reading skills and practice in reading low-intermediate texts. Focuses on sentence types and more complex sentence patterns. Introduction to prewriting strategies and paragraph structure. Further practice in academic writing skills.
Prerequisites: ESL 003 English as a Second Language Grammar I, ESL 004 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening I, ESL 005 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing I
Corequisites: ESL 103 English as a Second Language Grammar 2, ESL 104 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 2
3 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
(This course is not acceptable for credits toward a degree)
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Master 1500 basic words in English, by spelling them correctly and using them in simple sentences appropriately.
2. Understand symbols, entry information and usage notes in an ESL dictionary.
3. Use context clues to understand unfamiliar vocabulary.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of pre-reading strategies, such as vocabulary exercises, discussing drawings, pictures, or photos, and questions, and making predictions about the reading.
5. Identify the main idea and supporting details in a variety of reading passages.
6. Write complete responses to reading comprehension questions.
7. Write complete answers to open-ended questions related to reading topics.
8. Write compound sentences with “and, but, or, so” and complex sentences with “when, because”.
9. Identify basic tenses (Present Simple, Present Progressive, Simple Past, Future Tenses with WILL and GOING-TO) and use them properly in sentences or controlled compositions.
10. Use basic conventions of writing, including indentation, capitalization, and punctuation in paragraph writing activities.
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