[ESL243] ESL Academic Skills Development


For international students with a good command of English, this course provides an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated command of the four major language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It includes a review of the components of compositions and practice in research, outlining, summarizing, formatting, and writing short research papers. Through a variety of reading materials, students develop their vocabulary and reading strategies. Listening and speaking activities include practice in comprehending lectures, guest speakers, and/or tour guides; practice in note-taking skills; and strategies on how to be an effective participant in informal and formal classroom speaking activities. The course also includes a cultural component, with opportunities for students to learn more about the campus and community.

Course Title

ESL Academic Skills Development

Course Code

ESL243

Units

1

Frequency

Offered each fall.

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