Academic Support Center


Interim Director: Marco F. Navarro College English as a Second Language (CESL) Program: Interim Director, Marco F. Navarro Department Secretary: Victoria Fu-Yim Office: Kiely 131, 718-997-5670

The following courses may be offered during the Summer or Winter Session in the college’s Basic Skills Immersion Program.

ACSKL 10.03. Fundamentals of Mathematics. 3 hr.; 0 cr. Basic arithmetic and elementary algebra in preparation for the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics. Includes video-based instruction, work in the Mathematics Laboratory, and tutoring.

ACSKL 15.04. Preparation for CUNY Mathematics Freshman Skills Assessment Test Certification. 4 hr.; 0 cr. Arithmetic and algebra in the college’s Basic Skills Immersion Program to prepare students to pass the CUNY Freshman Skills Assessment Test in Mathematics. 60 hours total. ACSKL 20.03–04. ESL Reading and Writing Development.

ACSKL 20.03, 3 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 20.04, 4 hr.; 0 cr. An integrated reading and writing course for nonnative speakers of English who need to improve their literacy skills. Practice writing paragraphs and short essays with emphasis on organization, development, grammatical accuracy, and correct mechanics. Includes tutoring and work in the Academic Support Laboratory. Students retake CUNY/ACT tests in Reading and Writing

ACSKL 22.02–03. ESL Writing Development. ACSKL 22.02, 2.5 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 22.03, 3 hr.; 0 cr. A course designed to improve the composition skills of nonnative speakers of English in preparation for the CUNY/ACT test in Writing. Practice in thesis formulation, support and development, grammar and mechanics. Includes tutoring and may involve work in the Academic Support Laboratory.

ACSKL 26.02. ESL Reading Development. 2.5 hr.; 0 cr. A course designed to improve the reading skills of nonnative speakers of English in preparation for the CUNY/ACT test in Reading. Includes interdisciplinary readings, work in the Academic Support Laboratory, and tutoring.

ACSKL 30.02–04. Academic Reading and Writing. ACSKL 30.02, 2.5 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 30.03, 3 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 30.04, 4 hr.; 0 cr. An integrated reading and writing course emphasizing the development of academic literacy skills to help students pass the CUNY/ACT tests in Reading and Writing. Practice in reading interdisciplinary selections and writing expository, analytical, and persuasive essays. The course includes tutoring and may include work in the Academic Support Laboratory.

ACSKL 32.01–03. Academic Writing. ACSKL 32.01, 1.5 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 32.02, 2.5 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 32.03, 3 hr.; 0 cr. The course provides students with the basic writing skills necessary to become successful college students. Diverse essay types are practiced, with particular attention paid to the writing of arguments to prepare students to pass the CUNY/ACT test in Writing. Computer-assisted instruction and tutoring may be included.

ACSKL 36.01–03. Academic Reading. ACSKL 36.01, 1.5 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 36.02, 2.5 hr.; 0 cr.; ACSKL 36.03, 3 hr.; 0 cr. College-level reading from various disciplines to help students acquire the reading and study skills they need to be successful in college. Includes work in the Academic Support Laboratory, tutoring, and/or computer-assisted instruction, and prepares students to pass the CUNY/ACT test in Reading.

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