ESL-088 - Intermediate ESL Reading

3 credits

This reading course is intended for students who have a high/intermediate level of English and is given jointly with ESL-084 and ESL-086. The focus of this course is on the development of vocabulary, reading comprehension, and critical thinking. Students are required to read textbook material which covers a variety of cultural and/or literary material. Exercises to test comprehension and to review grammar and syntax will also be included. In addition, students will be asked to do outside readings from which may include newspaper articles as well as a fiction or non-fiction book. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these materials by way of oral and written discussions. A grade of "C" or better in all three courses must be attained to pass on to the next level. If a student fails to achieve a grade of "C" or better in any of these courses all three of the courses must be repeated. This is a developmental course. Credit for this course will not be counted toward fulfilling graduation requirements at STCC.

Corequisite(s): ESL-084 - Intermediate ESL Grammar and ESL-086 - Intermediate ESL Writing

Previously known as: ERDG-087

ESL-088 - Intermediate ESL Writing

3 credits

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have to attain a high intermediate level of English. It is given in conjunction with ESL-084 & ESL-088. The course will provide practice in writing paragraphs and essays, moving from very simple to more complex topics. The emphasis is on writing in various methods of discourse, grammar and mechanics. A grade of "C" or better is required to pass this course. Please note: Level 3 courses ESL-084, ESL-088, and ESL-086 are part of an intensive unit. All three must be taken together. A grade of "C" or better in all three must be attained to pass on to the next level. If a student fails to achieve a grade of "C" or better in any one of these courses, all three of the courses must be repeated. This is a developmental course. Credit for this course will not be counted toward fulfilling graduation requirements at STCC.

Corequisite(s): ESL-084 - Intermediate ESL Grammar ESL-088 - Intermediate ESL Reading

Previously known as: EWRT-088