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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 0441

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 2 Reading

Semester Approved: Summer 2015
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2020
End Semester: Summer 2021

Catalog Description: This course is designed to develop reading skills and vocabulary at the intermediate level. Students will read selections from the textbook and other assigned readings. They will demonstrate reading comprehension by participation in class activities and discussions and through short answer essay and objective exams.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 2; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Placement in ESL 0441 through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL programwhich is accredited through the American Association of Intensive EnglishPrograms (AAIEP).The four-level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course helps students prepare for the more difficult readings used at advanced levels.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Successful ESL 0441students will have developed confidence to do basic academic reading in English. They will know how to use reading strategies to improve speed and comprehension. They will be able to use context to arrive at approximate meanings for unfamiliar words and increase their functional English vocabulary by learning to recognize and work with the meanings of many English language roots, suffixes, and affixes. 

Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through homework assignments, reading logs, quizzes and tests. 

Students will be assigned readings from magazines, newspapers and relevant texts. This course will focus on improving the students' English vocabulary. Students will practice reading charts, graphs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, and indexes. Students will work on the skills of inference and prediction of outcome.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. In order to pass the course, students must demonstrate a B mastery of course materials. Students who earn a grade below B will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following will be used for the purpose of assessment:

attendance (20%-25%) 

homework (20%-25%)  

reading logs (20%-25%)  

quizzes (20%-25%)  

tests (20%-25%) 






Representative Text and/or Supplies:
McEntire, Making Connections (Intermediate) current edition, Cambridge University Press

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10