Course Number and Title: ESL 022 Beginning ESL Reading and Vocabulary
In this beginning-level reading course, students build basic vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Readings focus on topics of everyday situations and culture.
Some lecture hours may be completed in a laboratory setting.
- Respond to specific/general questions based on beginning/high-beginning ESL readings.(CCC 1, 2; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Use a dictionary to obtain the meaning of unknown words in the readings in order to comprehend the author’s key message. (CCC 2; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Use the context of a paragraph to determine the meaning of some vocabulary. (CCC 2; PGC 4)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Respond to specific/general questions based on beginning/high-beginning ESL readings.
- Preview organizational features in readings.
- Identify topics in short readings.
- Skim for details.
- Explain sequence of events.
- Respond to simple yes/no and information questions.
- Use a dictionary to obtain the meaning of unknown words in the readings in order to comprehend the author’s key message.
- Use a bilingual and/or English-English dictionary, an electronic translator, or online dictionaries to find word meanings.
- Choose meanings that fit the context.
- Use the context of a paragraph to determine the meaning of some vocabulary.
- Build a word bank of new vocabulary from readings.
- Use inference strategies to guess at meaning and confirm with dictionary.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Speak English with sufficient proficiency to obtain, exchange, and present information, ideas, and opinions for personal, academic and general work-related purposes.
- Apply English listening comprehension skills of formal and informal spoken English in social, academic and workplace settings.
- Compose effective paragraphs and/or short essays incorporating the conventions of English grammar, mechanics, and usage.
- Use English reading comprehension skills with sufficient proficiency to obtain general information and specific details from a variety of general interest readings and limited academic texts.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.