English 080 & 180

English 080

  • May be taken for 1 or 2 credits
  • It is a non-graded class and non-transferable credit
  • Open to all students

Students are automatically enrolled in English 080 if they are taking ENGL 071, 072, 073, 074 or ENGL 089.

English 180

  • May be taken for 1 or 2 credits
  • It is a graded class with transferable credits
  • Open to students who have taken or are currently enrolled in ENGL&101

Students are automatically enrolled in English 180 if they are taking ENGL 106.

Course Requirements

  • To earn credit, students will need to spend time in the lab every week
    • 1 credit = 22 units (approximately 2 hours/week)
    • 2 credits = 44 units (approximately 4 hours/week)
  • Students will record their progress
  • Student will meet with a Lab Instructor to track progress

Course Activities

Each student will do different lab work, depending on their reading goals, abilities, and learning preferences.
Lab instructors will work with students to find the best combination of activities, which include the following:

  •  Reading an instructor-approved novel and completing related assignments
  •  Working in computer programs
  •  Attending Reading Workshops
  •  Completing lessons in workbooks and reading textbooks
  •  Participating in the communal Word Tree
  •  Receiving one-on-one tutoring

With hard work and patience, students’ reading skills will grow and change. Students are encouraged
to speak regularly with instructors in order to ensure steady progress.

Course Objectives

The Reading Lab supports students by offering practice in reading skills. The three main areas of study include:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Reading Speed