ELI 042 Pre-Advanced Reading and Vocabulary 7 cr.

This course will provide students with the necessary instruction to increase reading fluency and comprehension of pre-advanced level academic texts. In addition, in this course, students will engage with, understand and respond to authentic texts in a more thoughtful and critical way. Students will practice and engage in a variety of reading strategies to aid comprehension of a variety of authentic texts. By reading an independent novel, students will gain experience identifying a variety of literary features. Students will be expected to demonstrate a pre-advanced level understanding of vocabulary and meaning and will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types. Finally, students will improve their test-taking skills in order to successfully improve their scores on standardized language tests (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS).