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Level VII

ESL 119: English as a Second Language VII

Instruction and practice to enhance competence in writing short expository and argumentative compositions. Reading to stimulate clarity in thought and written expression. This course develops skills necessary to plan, develop, and organize ideas into essays of many rhetorical modes: narration, description, example, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, definition, process, and argument. One hour a week will be spent in the ESL Lab on exercises designed to reinforce and develop the grammar, reading, and writing skills introduced in class.

Units: 5 units (5 hours lecture and 1 hour lab)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 106 or advisory placement in ESL 119 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Associate degree credit, transfers to CSU and UC as elective credit

ESL 119R: Reading and Vocabulary Development VII

This advanced college-level reading and vocabulary development course is designed for ESL students enrolled in academic courses that require critical analysis of written works. This course fosters the understanding that reading is an active process that is essential for successful reading, writing, listening, and speaking assignments in college courses. Critical thinking skills are developed as students learn to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize a variety of college-level reading materials. Students will gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for written works through the analysis of the writing techniques and purposes of specific writers and genres. In addition, students will gain mastery of various reading and academic vocabulary skill-building strategies employed by independent readers.

Units: 3 units (3 hours lecture)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ESL 106R or advisory placement in ESL 119 based on the ESL Assessment Test.
Associate degree credit

Last Updated: 11/05/2016
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