English 080 & 180

Room D202

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 Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to apply appropriate, effective reading skills and strategies to academic reading assignments.

Course Objectives and Activities

Each student will do individualized lab work related to their reading goals and learning preferences.

Students will learn, practice, and apply reading skills and strategies that increase:

Comprehension                       Vocabulary
Fluency                                    Reading speed

Lab instructors will work with students to find the best combination of activities, which include the following:

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

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.