ESL 130 - English for Speakers of Other Languages - Advanced I: Integrated Skills - WR
This course builds on the fluency gained in ESL 120. It is designed to promote the development of clarity and completeness in students' oral and written expression by massive amounts of extensive reading. Students will carry out a written research project related to a theme of their own choosing. The project will bring together data collected through library research and interviews. Discussion and small group work will play an important role. Nine class hours.
Prerequisite: ESL 100 and ESL 120 with a grade of C or better; or placement at a low advanced level on proficiency test; or permission of program coordinator.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an awareness of strategies to use in reading for pleasure and also reading for academic purposes.
2. Discuss a variety of material, including current events and academic journals.
3. Orally summarize a library research project.
4. Complete an extended writing project on an assigned topic, based on summaries of books and magazines and interviews with experts in the field (minimum 3,000 words).
5. Edit writing to achieve a minimum of 75% accuracy in grammar and syntax.
6. Recognize and use appropriately a minimum of 90% of the 2,800 most common words in English.
7. Use a computer for word processing and e-mail.
Course Offered Fall and Spring