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ESL 061 Beginner Reading & Writing

Students will read an assortment of vocabulary-expanding short stories designed specifically for beginning English learners. Students will begin to form written sentences using the newly mastered vocabulary and grammar objectives. Students will learn to generate and organize written content, structure and sequence the written content into meaningful ways, and review and edit their final products using the standard steps of the writing process. Students will express themselves personally and meaningfully in various reflective or task-based writing assignments. Students will respond to fiction and non-fiction texts in formal and informal writing assignments. Students will master the three-paragraph summary essay. Prerequisite: Students assigned to this course have scored a 39 or below composite score on the Written Expression section and a 39 or below composite score on the Reading Comprehension section of the Internet-based TOEFL test administered by international programs at the beginning of each semester.