3credits Focuses on reading comprehension skills, including phonics, use of dictionaries, words in context, main ideas, and supporting details in academic texts. Incorporates readings that reflect multiculturalism and the college experience. Focuses on fluency first. Prepares students for degree programs and/or taking the TOEFL exam. Prerequisite(s):ESL* 141 or sufficient score on the ESL Placement Test. This course satisfies the Foreign Language requirement. (This course may be taken concurrently with ESL* 139, ESL* 144, ESL* 159, ESL* 169, ESL* 151 and ESL* 161).