• Program: English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Course: Reading II
  • Course #: ESOL0822
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is for students who need to improve basic reading skills by practicing key reading strategies. It focuses on increasing students' ability to comprehend a variety of written material. Context clues and dictionary skills will also be covered to increase vocabulary.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify key words in a text
Utilize pre-reading strategies to enhance comprehension
Identify the part of speech and application of a word using context
Apply context clues to determine word meaning
Utilize scanning as a reading strategy
Utilize skimming to develop a context
Utilize skimming to find main ideas
Identify main ideas in a variety of text types
Develop individualized strategies for learning vocabulary words
Develop individual learning strategies
Apply text marking techniques
Develop basic dictionary skills

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment test
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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