Academic Vocabulary Skills

This 3-unit course is designed for students who wish to develop their techniques for understanding academic vocabulary and using English words idiomatically.  It emphasizes context and usage of academic  vocabulary from the Academic Word List (Coxhead 2000).  Students will learn to comprehend and use approximately 200 words from the AWL to improve their reading comprehension, speaking, listening, and writing skills for academic success.  It is designed for students at the 21A or 21B level or students who have placed in Group B on the English or ESL Placement Exam. 

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