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Course Descriptions

ESL 100 - ESOL: Academic Reading

4 Credits

This course supports the development of reading comprehension of authentic, nonfiction texts for high intermediate English language learners. It includes summarizing practice, core academic vocabulary study, and discussion of current events. This course also explores college orientation topics such as campus resources and activities, MCC technology, goal setting, time management, and college policies.

Prerequisite: Score of 43-53 on CELSA placement test.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain main ideas in nonfiction articles.
2. Distinguish between main ideas and supporting details in nonfiction articles.
3. Organize main ideas and supporting details in graphic organizers.
4. Summarize nonfiction articles.
5. Identify the source, audience, and purpose of a reading.
6. Use select academic vocabulary words appropriately.
7. Employ appropriate strategies for handling unfamiliar academic vocabulary.
8. Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
9. Take notes from a lecture or text.

Course Offered Fall; Spring

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024