ESL 140 High-Intermediate Academic ESL (6)
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: Placement in ESL 140 or completion of ESL 130
High-intermediate academic reading skills and strategies, with authentic reading passages from a variety of genres used to support written composition work. Practice in writing summaries, short answers, and expository essays. High-intermediate level vocabulary and grammar study. Language skills integrated on the basis of academic tasks and content.
Intended to be taken together with a Listening/Speaking course, such as ESL 132
or ESL 142
(depending on Listening /Speaking course placement).
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Apply a variety of high-intermediate reading skills and strategies to an authentic multi-paragraph text of limited complexity.
- Outcome 2: Compose summaries, short answers, and expository essays using new vocabulary and grammatically correct high-intermediate level sentence structures.
- Outcome 3: Comprehend and produce grammar structures appropriate to a high-intermediate level.
- Outcome 4: Use learning strategies and academic skills for the development of reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar skills appropriate to a high-intermediate level.