ESOL 222R, FYSP 3 – ESOL Reading 2

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ESOL 222R, FYSP 3 - ESOL Reading 2
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Professor(s)
Frank Corva
Department
English
Course Code
ESOL 222R - 3U55
Semester / Year
Summer 2017
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide intensive work on intermediate English language and reading skills necessary for college-level work. This is a second-level reading course, in our three-level sequence. The goal of the course is to build strong reading and thinking skills by intensifying the quantity of reading and the level and quality of analysis. Students will read in and out of class. Weekly vocabulary and reading comprehension quizzes will build language proficiency and test taking ability. All course work will increase student reading comprehension, general and discipline-based knowledge and facilitate passing the CUNY standardized exam.

By the end of the semester, the students should acquire the following competencies:
• Identify subject matter/discipline in a given text
• Identify author’s point of view and tone
• State the main idea of the text
• Recognize implied meaning in text
• Critically analyze a text within its socio-political contexts
• Discuss ideas expressed in a text using college-level vocabulary
• Write short summaries
• Recognize different text genres, e.g., argumentation, discussion, report, proposal
• Understand the role of transitional words
• Recognize writer’s purpose and audience