ESL 123 : Advanced English Vocabulary and Reading Skills

This course is designed to develop students' academic English vocabulary and reading comprehension skills to prepare the student for ESL 126 and advanced college-level work. Prerequisite: Completion of ESL 013 with a C- or better or permission of the instructor, or test score of 81-120. Three lecture hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 1. Demonstrate the steps of a reading process. 2. Employ effective strategies to build academic English vocabulary. 3. Demonstrate comprehension of a variety of readings in English, including college-level materials. 4. Identify main ideas and major details. 5. Analyze readings in a cultural and/or historical context. 6. Critically respond to a reading through oral and written expression.