Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Intermediate Academic ESL - Reading & Writing

 Title Abbreviation:   INTERM AESL R/W

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    63

 Credits:    9

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    9

 CIP:    320305

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

ELA students with clearly defined academic goals will continue to refine academic English though the performance of routine tasks as well as the extension and application of their academic skills.


Prerequisite: CASAS testing and permission of ELA and AESL department chairs.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 99

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Read and understand short articles from local/national publications and report on them orally and in writing.
  2. Critically respond to factual and opinion statements/articles.
  3. Express ideas clearly in writing.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Read and demonstrate understanding of a book (80-120 pages) to be read outside of class.
  2. Read/write reports on newspaper and magazine articles.
  3. Read short stories and other writings and answer questions about content and about students' opinions and feelings.
  4. Write paragraphs in and out of class with adequate and specific content.
  5. Correct and revise writing using a corrections key.
  6. Read and understand the main ideas of more difficult passages using context clues to guess the meaning of new vocabulary.
  7. Make personal connections with readings and explain them.
  8. Demonstrate increasing control of grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling skills.