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    Sep 28, 2023  
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog 
2014-2015 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL 020 - Reading I

3 Credit Hours

This beginning reading course aims at helping multilingual students foster skills of active reading necessary for their adequate progress in college-level courses. Students will develop strategies and techniques of skillful reading and vocabulary which will aid in learning, understanding, and retaining concepts from textbooks and other kinds of reading. The course is designed specifically to assist students speaking English as a second language.

Prerequisite(s): ESL 018  or placement by appropriate score on placement exam

Semesters Offered: All

This program provides services to non-native English-speaking students as well as native English-speaking students with non-English language influences in their backgrounds. Typical enrollees are: international students, resident immigrants, undergraduate students wishing to pursue a RACC degree or transfer RACC credits to another institution, and college graduates and professionals wishing to improve skills using standard American English. Students are placed at the appropriate level of ESL instruction through a combination of computerized testing and writing-sample assessment. ESL credit courses include the following:

The ESL program has a fully-equipped multi-media computer lab designed to support students in all areas of program instruction. This facility is located in Room 119 of Humanities Center in The Yocum Library.

For further information about ESL credit courses and placement, please contact:

  • Dr. Elena Lawrick, ESL Program Coordinator 610.372.4721, extension 5094
  • Dr. Karen Jacobson, Humanities Assistant Dean 610.372.4721, extension 5092

The ESL Program office is located in Room 104 of The Yocum Library.

For classes in Workplace Literacy or English Survival Skills, please contact:

  • Elaine Moyer, Director of Community Literacy Programs at 610.607.6227, or

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