There are three levels of ESL reading courses. These courses are designed to prepare ESL students at a high intermediate to advanced level for more difficult reading. Basic comprehension skills are reviewed, but more advanced skills such as interpretation, inference, critical analysis, evaluation, summarizing, paraphrasing, and applications are emphasized. More work with charts, tables, and graphs, more discussion of style and tone, and more technical terminology is discussed in groups and pairs.


Students will develop a reflective attitude toward reading, learn to anticipate content so that they can decide the level of understanding desired, and distinguish between different types of selections and purposes for reading. They will also learn to study skills such as glossing, underlining and study mapping.