2019-2020 Catalog

ELP 31B Intermediate B - Reading & Writing

Intermediate B Reading & Writing is a lower intermediate course for increasing reading and writing skills through vocabulary development and grammar practice. Students will refine the skills of pre-reading, scanning, skimming, guessing new vocabulary from context, making inferences, summarizing, and by identifying main ideas and patterns of organization. As students progress, students reach a strong intermediate level in reading and writing skills. The course provides practice activities to improve vocabulary, speed, comprehension, and using a monolingual dictionary selectively. Students read passages with a variety of topics, sources, and purposes, including reading for pleasure. Students at this level will focus on elements of several types of paragraphs and will perfect the use of transitions. As a final writing assignment, students will be expected to write a cohesive 3-paragraph essay.