Media Reading is an advanced academic reading course which includes study and discussion of a variety of reading selections of moderate length taken from current media sources, including print newspapers and magazines as well as articles from the internet. The course focuses on the development of vocabulary and specific reading strategies that can be used in understanding and critiquing texts on topics of contemporary social and cultural interest. Students develop their ability to read critically and respond to media reports on current issues

EASL 045: Advanced Grammar: Complex Verbs is an advanced academic course which is intended to help students, who speak English as an additional language, develop accuracy and gain fluency in the use of verb tenses and related structures such as modals and passives.

EASL 047: Advanced Reading: Contemporary Readings is an advanced academic course which is intended to help students read, analyze and discuss selected modified and authentic contemporary articles from the textbook and a variety of other sources. The course focuses on learning and applying reading strategies such as using context, headings, and format to determine main ideas. Students practice active reading to make meaning and to understand and respond to ideas. Students are expected to use a unilingual English dictionary and use the college library for independent reading.

This is a supplementary resource while we move temporarily to online delivery.

Welcome to the Spring 2020 Semester.

My name is Tamara Hudson and I am your instructor for this blended Reading/Writing class (046/047). 

Here are the two course summaries:

EASL 047:  Advanced Reading: Contemporary Readings is an advanced academic course which is intended to help students read, analyze and discuss selected modified and authentic contemporary articles from the textbook and a variety of other sources. The course focuses on learning and applying reading strategies such as using context, headings, and format to determine main ideas. Students practice active reading to make meaning and to understand and respond to ideas. Students are expected to use a uni-lingual English dictionary and use the college library for independent reading.


EASL 046:  Advanced Writing – Paragraph/Essays is an academic course in writing for students who speak English as an additional language.  This course includes a focus on advanced elements of effective paragraph writing, an introduction to essay formats in a variety of rhetorical styles, and an introduction to research and paraphrasing. Students use the writing process to develop their academic writing skills and keep a personal journal to develop fluency and to generate reflective ideas. The course consists of a weekly lecture and an interactive writing workshop with the instructor in the computer lab.