ESL 011 Reading I
Reading skills development is the focus for this course. Students have short readings on a variety of topics to work on finding meaning in context, reading comprehension, identifying main ideas and significant details, retelling stories, and scanning for specific information. As students read out loud, they practice sounding out words and using correct pronunciation. Through vocabulary instruction and academic reading, students begin building high frequency vocabulary necessary at the undergraduate level. Through the act of extensive reading, students improve reading fluency. An introduction to both the university and community library is made.