The focus of ESL Reading & Writing 8 is on developing reading and writing communication skills in English and improving the following Essential Skills: Working with Others, Computer and Document Use, Thinking Skills, and Continuous Learning. Classroom activities engage students in developing reading and writing strategies using community, workplace and academic contexts. Learners integrate language skills, Essential Skills and intercultural skills through activities such as: reading a textbook, translating scientific writing for laypeople, planning your lifelong learning, using technical manuals and completing forms, notetaking, and organizing a promotional event. By the end of this course, students will be able to meet the Reading and Writing outcomes at CLB 8 in the Canadian Language Benchmarks. Note: The topics in this course are closely aligned with the topics in ESL Listening & Speaking 8.
Course code: ELSK 0820
Length: 120.0 hours
PrerequisitesCLB 7 Reading, CLB 7 Writing or equivalent assessment score; or department approval.
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.