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Frank Corva
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English (TESOL/ESL/ENL) Professor
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English
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FYSP ESOL Reading 2 (ESOL 222R)

FYSP ESOL Reading 2 (ESOL 222R)

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 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.

ESOL 222R – 3U55 (9833) – FYSP Summer Reading 2

ESOL 222R – 3U55 (9833) – FYSP Summer Reading 2

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

EL022R_Fall2017

EL022R_Fall2017

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.

EL 032R / D870 (63279) Advanced College Reading ESL, Fall 2018

EL 032R / D870 (63279) Advanced College Reading ESL, Fall 2018

In this class, by the end of the semester, students should acquire the following competencies: • Identify main ideas, points of view, and supporting details. • Distinguish various kinds of support for a thesis: facts, examples, explanation, illustration and anecdote. • Provide both written and oral responses to a variety of types of content questions. • Develop topic sentences. • Develop written summaries and paraphrases. • Distinguish stated information from implied information. • Distinguish valid inferences from invalid inferences. • You will learn many new vocabulary words. • Make use of textual aids such as paragraph headings and varying typefaces. • The students will have a library tour to get familiarized with finding study resources. • They will use Internet search engines to locate additional articles on textbook based themes and topics.

EL 011W / E900, 36340 – Elementary Writing in College, Fall 2018

EL 011W / E900, 36340 – Elementary Writing in College, Fall 2018

In this course we will focus on the basic grammatical structures of English and composing skills necessary for effective written communication in an academic context using tasks of low-intermediate difficulty. We will also focus on grammatical mechanisms and lexical choices, basic rhetorical strategies, editing, and other writing conventions. It is important that students are able to clearly develop an idea using fairly simple sentences. Students will learn the fundamentals of crafting sentences, paragraphs, and simple texts.

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ESOL Language and Writing Lab

ESOL Language and Writing Lab

This is the site of the ESOL Language and Writing Lab. It houses tutoring materials and sites for students who are learners and speakers of English as a foreign, other or second language. The Lab assists students with second language composing, grammar and syntax practice and successful communication workshops.

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