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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 085 - ESL Preparation for College and Careers

Maximum 12.0 possible Credits
An advanced ESL class focused on developing college-level analytical reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills contextualized to prepare students for a specific field of study. S/U grade option. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available.
Prerequisite Placement by instructor or advisor.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and interpret vocabulary in the area of interest using word analysis and inference.
  2. Select and use a range of strategies to read, interpret, and analyze textbooks and short articles in the area of interest.
  3. Access resources online to learn about college programs, develop understanding of topics, and research current events in the area of interest.
  4. Select and use a range of strategies to produce a legible and comprehensible draft of writing using vocabulary, language, and style suited to a college-level audience.
  5. Apply linguistic and sociocultural strategies to understand the intent of the speaker and respond appropriately in a college classroom setting.
  6. Apply knowledge of pronunciation patterns and rules to improve intelligibility in college tasks.
  7. Recall and use a range of vocabulary relevant to the area of interest in a variety of complex sentences and a range of communicative tasks.

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