(ESL)-Part-Time Winter 2021 Reading & Vocabulary (3/1-4/7)


Local students and short-term visitors may take as few or as many courses as they would like up to 16 hours per week. Academic advisement is available upon request. Note: those wishing to be considered for “conditional admission” to Monroe, must enroll in full-time courses. 

You will be expected to read extensively in your academic or professional life. Textbooks, professional emails, and discussion boards are a few types of readings that will challenge you daily. To strengthen your comprehension and increase the speed of readings you'll face, it will be important to build your vocabulary and ability to read in a different way such as identifying main ideas, skimming, and checking comprehension questions for clues.  Learn vocabulary in the context of your own readings, through real-world situations, and by practicing exercises from the textbook. Learn to read others' research in order to parlay it into your own.  As an academic preparation program, research and group projects will make up part of the activities in this course. The course will allow you to work by yourself and with your classmates to complete assignments. You may be expected to meet with group members offline to complete pair or group activities.  

Optional 12-hour Assignment: 3-page research and writing assignment that will be discussed by your professor when classes start. This cannot be taken alone. It must be taken in conjunction with the main course.

Program Dates: 3/1-4/7

Days: M/W.

Hours/ week: 4 hours per week over 6 weeks – a total of 24 hours or 36 hours (with optional assignment)
Format: This hybrid course will meet mostly online and partly asynchronously. 85% synchronous course attendance required. 
Schedule of live classes:
Important! All live sessions meet according to Eastern Standard Time (EST) or New York Time. 
Time: 8:45am-10:45am
Costs:  Tuition: $ 200 for 24hrs or $275 36hrs (including optional assignment). 
Refund Policy: 100% refund until after the first class meeting. 0% Refund after the 2nd class meeting. Refund requests must be made by email to the director jtannenbaum@monroecollege.edu before the 2nd class meeting.
Questions? Contact program director Jason Tannenbaum at jtannenbaum@monroecollege.edu or 914-740-6771.



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