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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog
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ELL 108 - Reading and Comm Accuracy

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
This course supports the mastery of academic reading and communication skills for advanced English language learners. Comprehension of textbook material, scholarly articles, and online scholarly publication are supported. Mastery of speed reading and comprehension strategies are emphasized through the use of annotating, vocabulary work and guided reading activities. Group discussion and presentation skills are evaluated and students will be exposed to academic lecture series. Growth of suprasegmentals are analyzed through guided college level reading and listening materials.
Prerequisite: ESL Accuplacer minimum score of 82-110 or successful completion of a “C” or higher in ELL 098  and ELL 099 .

  1. Evaluate active reading strategies to college-level texts
    1. Examine academic and non-academic works
    2. Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction
    3. Integrate annotation skills
    4. Produce summaries of texts by defining main ideas, details, and target vocabulary
    5. Interpret how various texts relate to each other and the larger world
    6. Develop a basic literary and academic vocabulary
  2. Analyze colloquial language
    1. Identify idiomatic language
    2. Distinguish various written dialects
    3. Identify common English metaphors
  3. Evaluate textual content
    1. Discuss authors’ credibility
    2. Identify major themes or thesis statements
    3. Examine supporting evidence
    4. Interpret intended audiences
  4. Create summaries and analyses of course material
    1. Write academic summaries identifying materials’ main ideas
    2. Write academic analyses critiquing materials’ rhetorical or literary elements
  5. Evaluate active listening strategies
    1. Predict before listening to excerpts
    2. Select specific information while listening
    3. Recall speakers’ main points after listening
  6. Evaluate pronunciation skills
    1. Identify International Phonetic Alphabet symbols and sounds
    2. Demonstrate English vowel and consonant sounds
    3. Demonstrate correct word and sentence stress, intonation, and suprasegmental features
  7. Construct English classroom conversations
    1. Discuss course material
    2. Choose appropriate English verbal skills for casual and academic classroom discussions
    3. Choose 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 to avoid plagiarizing
    2. Identify cultural norms regarding collaborative work

Competencies Revised Date: AY2022

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