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ESL - English as a Second Language

ESL 52

READING III

(5.00 CR.)

Prerequisite: An English placement test recommendation for ESL Level 5 or successful completion of ESL 42. Helps students improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Improves students' reading proficiency to a level which would allow students to succeed in certificate and degree programs. Emphasizes applying and synthesizing ideas. Includes ways to detect organization, summarize, make inferences, draw conclusions, evaluate generalizations, recognize differences between facts and opinions, and introduces other advanced comprehension strategies. May also include comprehensive library skills. Credits are not applicable toward graduation. Lecture 5 hours per week.

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