College Reading for ESL Students

English As a Second Language (ESL)
Course Designator
Academic Dean
Assistant Vice President of Academic Services, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Last Offered
Official Course Description

ESL.098 is designed to develop the strategies, skills, flexibility, and approaches necessary for reading college-level texts. Based on reading placement score, completion of the English guided placement quiz, and discussion with an academic advisor and/or advisor/instructor recommendation, English as a second language students may enroll in ESL.098 in conjunction with ENG.110, Introduction to Academic Writing; ENG.111, Freshman Composition; or any other course with college-level reading. Students will learn and practice a variety of reading strategies they can use to better understand what they read. In addition to strategic reading, emphasis will be on integrating critical thinking with reading, comprehending complex texts, developing fluency, building cultural knowledge, and expanding academic vocabulary. With an ESL specialist facilitating, students will have the opportunity to develop existing reading skills and vocabulary in an interactive, collaborative setting. Note: Students may take ESL.098 up to three times in three different semesters with three different courses.

Upcoming Offerings

Below is a list of the planned ESL.098 course sections for this semester and near future. The seat availability shown below is not updated in real time and may be out of date. Please keep in mind that course sections may be cancelled, changed, or otherwise altered before the course section start date.