This course teaches vocabulary and grammar skills in addition to strengthening reading comprehension. Other strategies like skills-based exercises, reading silently and aloud, and writing exercises will be applied with the focus on improving both written and oral communication skills. Using lecture, lab, and individual tutoring, students will learn to read and understand a variety of diverse texts and draft short essays using differing rhetorical forms. Successful completion of this course involves participation in class lectures, occasional computer lab work as assigned, and individual tutoring if necessary. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.