2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ESL 041 Low Intermediate ESL Reading - 4 (1 to 15 credits)

Prerequisite CASAS score of 201 or above or completion of ESL 031

Course Description
A low intermediate level ESL course which develops the verbal ability to pursue realistic and long-term personal, career or academic goals, and to participate confidently and resourcefully in their overall environment.

Student Outcomes
R 4.1 Decode and recognize everyday words in short, simple texts by breaking words into parts, tapping out/sounding out syllables, applying pronunciation rules, using picture aids, and recalling oral vocabulary and sight words.
R 4.2 Demonstrate familiarity with simple, everyday content knowledge and vocabulary.
R 4.3 Locate discrete items of information in texts.
R 4.4 Monitor and enhance comprehension using various strategies, such as rereading, restating, copying and rephrasing text making a list of new words, or using a simplified dictionary.
R 4.5 Recall prior knowledge to assist in selecting texts and in understanding the information they contain.

G 4.1 Set educational goals as they relate to their roles as workers, citizens, and family members report progress on these goals and revise and update them quarterly.

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