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ESLR 20 Novice Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

ESLR 20 is a novice reading course for English language learners. This course is an introduction to reading in English which focuses on an emerging ability to read words, phrases and sentences in the context of a paragraph or short reading. Students will learn word forms, spelling rules, phonetics and basic grammar in the context of reading passages. They will work on vocabulary building, basic comprehension skills and reading speed. This course is part of the ESL reading sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DEMONSTRATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ALPHABETIC PRINCIPLE.

ESLR 30 Novice-High Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 20 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLR 30 is a novice-high reading course for English language learners. This course is a further introduction to reading in English which expands on the concepts learned in ESLR 20. Students focus on an emerging ability to utilize basic reading comprehension strategies. Students will learn to use word form and grammatical structure to determine meaning. They will continue to develop vocabulary building skills and increase reading speed. This course is part of the ESL reading sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY BASIC "TOP-DOWN" COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES.

ESLR 40 Intermediate-Low Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 30 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLR 40 is an intermediate-low level reading course for English language learners. This course focuses on developing reading skills with an emphasis on building vocabulary, literal comprehension, and fluency. Students will participate in class discussions and write about readings This course is part of the ESL reading sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: EMPLOY "TOP-DOWN" COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES

ESLR 50 Intermediate-Mid Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLR 50 is a reading course for English language learners at the intermediate-mid level. This course focuses on the further development of academic reading skills, with an emphasis on vocabulary development, literal comprehension, and dictionary skills. Students will continue to develop critical thinking skills to understand, analyze, discuss, and write responses to ideas expressed in adapted academic readings. This course is part of the ESL reading sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT COMPREHENSION OF LEVEL-APPROPRIATE TEXTS

ESLR 51 Building Vocabulary Skills

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 40 and ESLW 30 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course introduces English language learners to vocabulary building skills. The course teaches parts of speech, vocabulary study strategies, word attack skills, dictionary skills, and level-appropriate academic vocabulary.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE USING AN ENGLISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

ESLR 111 Academic Vocabulary

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 50 and 51 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course is intended to prepare English language learners for the sophisticated vocabulary needed for higher-level study or work. Students will engage with the Academic Word List while continuing to develop vocabulary building skills. The course teaches more complex vocabulary study strategies, word attack skills, and academic vocabulary from the Academic Word List.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE USING AN ENGLISH-ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

ESLR 114 Intermediate Reading for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLR 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLL 40 and ESLW 40 with grades of "C" or better

ESLR 114 is a reading skills course at the intermediate level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course, students build on the reading and vocabulary skills necessary for both the academic and work environment. This course focuses on the further development of academic reading skills, with an emphasis on vocabulary development, literal comprehension, and dictionary skills. Students will continue to develop critical thinking skills to understand, analyze, discuss, and write responses to ideas expressed in readings related to the field of allied health.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT COMPREHENSION OF LEVEL-APPROPRIATE TEXTS.

ESLR 124 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 114, ESLR 114, and ESLW 114 with grades of "C" or better

Corequisite: ESLL 124 and ESLW 124

ESLR 124 is a reading and vocabulary development course at the advanced level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course students will refine their academic reading skills with a focus on comprehension of academic text, reading fluency, and annotation in disciplines related to allied health. Students will also develop vocabulary building strategies necessary for allied health related disciplines. In addition, students will use their reading and writing skills to provide critical analysis of materials read. Students who complete this course will be prepared for the reading demands of both the academic and work environment in allied health related fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ACADEMIC READING SKILLS IN COLLEGE LEVEL READINGS ON TOPICS RELATED TO THE ALLIED HEALTH FIELD.

ESLR 310 Intermediate-High Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 50 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on the introduction of academic reading skills with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary expansion, and comprehension of ideas, and introduces students to library use. Students will use critical thinking skills to understand, paraphrase, summarize, and respond to ideas expressed in reading, either orally or in writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE USE OF STRATEGIES TO FUNCTION IN MANY READING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE.

ESLR 320 Advanced-Low Reading

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLR 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on refining academic reading skills with an emphasis on speed, vocabulary development, and analytical comprehension. Students will practice research and synthesizing skills and do extensive writing based on critical analysis of readings.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: PROVE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN MOST READING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE