Prerequisite: Limited English Proficiency
Type of Credit: English
The purpose of this course is to provide integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands of reading, writing, literature, communication, and informational literacy and to develop an awareness of cultural diversity to native speakers of a language other than English. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following: using the reading process to construct meaning using technical, informative, and imaginative texts; becoming familiar with the works of well-known American authors (however, literature representative of other cultures may be used to support integrated studies and multicultural emphases); acquiring and expanding an extensive vocabulary through reading; using writing processes for various purposes with attention to style and format including analysis of sentence structure and practice in paragraph development; using the research process and individual inquiry to locate, analyze, and evaluate information; using effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies in informal and formal situations appropriate to the academic environment and the work place; preparing and giving presentations for both academic and non-academic purposes; understanding culture as expressed in literature and language; critical thinking and study skills. Appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of the English language learner shall be provided.