Tompkins Cortland Community College

ESL 111 - Reading and Vocabulary II


This intermediate ESL course develops reading comprehension skills so that students will be able to: infer meaning from contextual clues, develop pre-reading skills (skimming and scanning texts, titles, graphs, illustrations, etc), predict meaning from pre-reading activities and visual aids, identify and restate main ideas and supporting details, develop dictionary skills, and make personal connections with and respond to reading selections. Students will also become familiar with the Academic Word List as well as prefixes, suffixes, and roots as aids in understanding new vocabulary. Students must receive a C or better grade to successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: Appropriate assessment test score. 4 Cr. (4 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.