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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ELL 098 - Reading and Comm Fluency

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Coll Prep
This course introduces and supports reading and communication fluency for high-intermediate English language learners. Decoding and comprehension strategies are developed through the use of annotating, vocabulary work and guided reading activities. Group discussion and presentation skills are introduced and practiced. Pronunciation development and practice of segmentals and suprasegmentals are introduced through guided pre-college level reading and listening materials such as articles, journals, and non-fiction texts.
Prerequisite: ESL Accuplacer minimum score 50-81

  1. Choose active reading strategies
    1. Interpret varieties of texts
    2. Develop pre-reading skills
    3. Develop skimming and scanning skills
    4. Relate images and graphics to texts
    5. Identify key vocabulary and concepts
  2. Evaluate elements of various texts
    1. Identify authors
    2. Summarize main ideas
    3. Locate supporting details and examples
    4. Infer possible interpretations
  3. Analyze vocabulary
    1. Identify textual clues to construct meaning
    2. Investigate collocations
    3. Investigate word families, roots, and affixes
    4. Identify synonyms and antonyms for target words
  4. Apply note-taking skills
    1. Locate main ideas 
    2. List supporting details and key vocabulary
    3. Develop annotating skills
  5. Choose active listening strategies
    1. Predict before listening to excerpts
    2. Select specific information while listening
    3. Recall speakers’ main points after listening
  6. Apply pronunciation skills
    1. Identify International Phonetic Alphabet symbols and sounds
    2. Develop English vowel and consonant sounds
    3. Develop correct word stress, intonation, and segmental features
  7. Apply spoken English skills in classroom contexts
    1. Discuss course material
    2. Develop appropriate English verbal skills for casual and academic classroom discussions
    3. Develop appropriate non-verbal communication skills for casual and academic classroom discussions
  8. Demonstrate higher education academic integrity standards
    1. Explain cultural definitions of intellectual property
    2. Identify cultural norms regarding collaborative work

Competencies Revised Date: AY2022

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