ELI 052 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary 7 cr.

This course will provide students with the necessary instruction to increase reading fluency and comprehension of advanced level academic texts. In addition, in this course, students will engage with, understand and respond to authentic texts in a more analytical and thoughtful way. Students will practice and engage in a variety of reading strategies to aid comprehension and understanding of advanced texts. By reading an independent novel, students will gain experience identifying a variety of literary features. Students will conduct their own guided research in preparation for a final written project. Students will be expected to demonstrate an 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).