Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    Feb 26, 2020  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AELR 910 - Reading for Non-Native Speakers I


The first required course for American English Language Program (AELP) students in a sequence of three courses designed to teach academic reading of American English. Emphasis on beginning college skills required for success in college content courses, including vocabulary development, words in context, paragraph comprehension, test- and note-taking, and dictionary use. PREREQUISITE(S): Placement by testing required by the College of non-native speakers of English. Additional laboratory required. Five hours each week. Formerly RD 101.

5 semester hours

FIVE EQUIVALENT CREDIT HOURS. NOT APPLICABLE TO A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE. MAY NOT BE USED TO SATISFY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. NOT INCLUDED IN GPA CALCULATION.

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Apply effective college vocabulary development skills such a structural analysis, phonic analysis, context clues, and dictionary skills.
  • Apply effective study skills such as following written and oral directions, using a dictionary, applying test-taking strategies, using flash cards, completing graphic organizers such as outlines and concept maps, utilizing skimming and scanning techniques.
  • Apply functional reading skills to the reading of maps and legends or other graphical information sources.
  • Identify main ideas and supporting details in reading selections from books, magazines, newspaper, textbooks, and other original sources.
  • Respond orally and in writing to basic information questions (who, what, where, when, why, how) to demonstrate comprehension of reading selections.
  • Use basic interpretive reading skills to answer questions orally or in writing related to ideas, themes, characters, or sequences of events in a passage.
  • Use vocabulary from various sources in written responses such as journal entries, answers to oral and written questions, and paragraphs on topics from assigned readings that may include books, magazines, newspaper, textbooks, and other original sources.


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