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Reading English as a Second Language III
Course: ESL036

First Term: 2013 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Designed for students who are learning English as a second language. Instruction for more advanced vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Apply syllabication rules to pronounce words accurately. (I)
2. Identify root words, suffixes, and prefixes. (II)
3. Use context clues to define unfamiliar words. (II)
4. Distinguish between standard and nonstandard language usage. (III)
5. Determine when a main idea is stated or implied in written material. (IV)
6. Identify details that support stated and implied main ideas. (IV)
7. Write simple summaries for selected reading passages. (IV)
8. Use the information provided for word entries in a standard English dictionary. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Decoding skills
   A. Syllabication
   B. Stress (accent marks)
II. Vocabulary development
   A. Word parts
   B. Context clues
   C. Idiomatic language
III. Language
   A. Standard
   B. Nonstandard
   C. Idiomatic expressions
IV. Comprehension
   A. Stated and implied main ideas
   B. Supporting details
   C. Summary of reading passage
V. Dictionary usage
   A. Guide words
   B. Multiple meanings
   C. Diacritical marks
   D. Etymology
   E. Parts of speech
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 10-23-2012

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