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Reading and Oral Communication Skills 5 (ESOL 0052)

Total Credits: 5
Lecture Credits: 5

Description: This course develops your ability to comprehend and discuss topics related to a variety of advanced academic reading and audio materials. You will learn to identify main and supporting details in nonfiction, increase your academic reading and listening comprehension, analyze features of fiction, participate in academic discussions and apply critical thinking skills. In addition, you will build your academic vocabulary using a variety of reading strategies. Must be taken Pass/No Credit.

Topical Outline:
1. Reading and Listening Strategies & Skills
2. Vocabulary Skills
3. Culture
4. Text Types
5. Academic Skills & US Colleges
6. Resource Materials

Learning Outcomes:
1. Use, assess, and adjust reading and listening strategies to enhance comprehension
2. Distinguish main and supporting ideas in a variety of audio and text types
3. Develop and use individualized strategies for expanding vocabulary
4. Apply critical thinking skills to a variety of audio and text types
5. Compare and synthesize information from different written and audio sources
6. Employ a variety of communication strategies appropriate to oral/aural context

Prerequisites:  Placement into ESOL 0052 or completion of ESOL 0042