Apr 01, 2023  
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ADS 134 - ESOL Expanded Reading and Writing Skills

6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable upper intermediate ESOL students gain the reading and writing skills needed to transition from life skills ESOL courses. Topics to be covered include vocabulary development, reading strategies, identifying genre, complex sentence structure, discourse markers, and writing and editing strategies.


Coures Objectives:

1. develop a range of vocabulary learning strategies;
2. employ various pre, mid, and post reading strategies;
3. demonstrate the ability to summarize articles including identifying author tone and purpose;
4. identify and produce complex sentence structures;
5. recognize and appropriately use logical connectors and transition words to organize discourse;
6. recognize features of various genre from writing models;
7. use pre-writing skills to organize and develop writing;
8. write a short composition demonstrating clear use of paragraphs to introduce,
support, and conclude; and
9. employ appropriate editing strategies to revise writing.


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