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English as a Second Language 100R

Reading and Vocabulary Development IV

Catalog Description: An intermediate level course designed to extend the range of students’ vocabulary. Emphasis on improving passive understanding through context analysis and active use through a variety of activities and exercises. Focus on word form and word choice. Students learn a variety of words and how to use them. Students are encouraged to take this class concurrently with ESL 100 or ESL 103.

Recommended Preparation: Successful completion of ESL 096R or advisory placement into ESL 100 based on the ESL Assessment Test. 

Semester Units: 3

Credit: ESL 100R counts toward a Grossmont College A.A./A.S. degree as elective credit.

Requirements: 3 hours each week in class and at least 6 hours each week of homework.

Description of an ESL 100R Student: The following statements generally describe an ESL 100R student:

  • I am comfortable using the vocabulary studied in ESL 096R.
  • When learning new vocabulary, I look for other words in the same domain or meaning group.
  • I can usually tell the difference between a noun, verb, adjective, and adverb.
  • Sometimes I can figure out a new word by looking at the word root and its prefix or suffix.
  • Sometimes I can figure out a new word by understanding the meaning of the whole sentence or phrases near the word.

Other Courses: See ESL 100 for other courses you can take at this level.

Last Updated: 12/15/2014
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