ESL 126 : Integrated and Accelerated ESL Reading and Writing

ESL126 is designed to prepare students for ENG 092/ENG101 or ENG 101. This course focuses on developing English language proficiency by integrating reading, writing, and learning strategies. Using a theme-based approach, emphasis is placed on critical thinking and reading skills to comprehend, summarize, analyze, and make connections between texts. Students will respond to readings through assignments that requires paragraph and essay writing. Students will follow American English academic writing standards, as well as integrate quotations and citations in MLA format. Writing assignments will incorporate fundamental skills such as Standard English punctuation, sentence structure, grammar and appropriate word choices. As part of the final assessment students will submit a portfolio to demonstrate proficiency to transition to ENG092/ENG101 or ENG 101. A passing grade of C- in ESL 126 is required. Prerequisite: ESL 123 with a B- or better, or a minimum score of 95 on the ESL reading placement test, ESL 014 with a B- or better, or a score of 81-99 on the ESL writing placement test, pre-or co-requisite ESL 122, or a score of 99 or above on the ESL placement test, or permission of the ESL coordinator. Six lecture hours per week. Six credits will count toward a foreign language elective. Grade points earned in this course will be computed into the student’s GPA. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Multicultural and Social Perspectives and Written Communication.
1.Employ a reading and writing process including: pre-reading and pre-writing strategies through building comprehension, drafting and revision. 2.Demonstrate reading proficiency through use of academic English vocabulary, annotations, and identification of structural patterns and main idea statements. 3. Synthesize information found in multiple sources. 4. Analyze audience, purpose and voice as both a reader and writer. 5. Respond to readings through paragraph and essay writing for various purposes supporting prompts with a meaningful thesis and appropriate support structures. 6. Support ideas with relevant evidence using real-world experience, text information, and MLA formatted in-text citations.. 7. Apply Standard American English grammar constructs and syntax 8. Demonstrate use digital tools and technologies for reading and writing tasks.