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2017-2018 Catalog 
    
    Aug 05, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL 098 - ESL Writing Basics

Prerequisite: An appropriate score on placement test.
(3 Credits)
This course is designed for students whose native language is not English. Instruction includes integration of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The primary focus is on achieving proficiency in core comprehension and writing skills. The reading skills include increasing vocabulary knowledge and dictionary skills, identifying main ideas and implied meaning, identifying supporting details, and developing lifelong reading habits. The writing component focuses on both sentence-level concerns and whole discourse, but the emphasis is on sentence-level problems common to basic writers. This course meets requirements for preparation for the college credit ESL track and is offered free of charge as it is aligned with the Adult Education Program’s grant funded ESL Advanced level class (although students are still required to purchase a text book).  Students will need to attend the Learning Support Center outside of class time for a minimum of two hours a week. This time may be spent in Conversation Group and/or online or Distance Learning Programs as assigned by the instructor. Total of 45 contact hours.



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