IAP 2002 Activity

Reading for Fun and Relaxation When English Is Your Second Language
Molly Ruggles
Wed Jan 16, 04:30-06:00pm, 9-253

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 10-Jan-2002
Limited to 15 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: a rudimentary understanding of English language and conversa

This course is for anyone who wishes to develop an appreciation of English literature but feels intimidated by new vocabulary and unfamiliar expressions. We will focus on reading for enjoyment as a way to expand vocabulary and practice language skills.
During the month of January, you could curl up with one of several excellent books! There will be a limited selection of books available for purchase at the course and attendees will be given a handout to take home with them.
The selection of highlighted fiction will be drawn from the ranks of popular contemporary works and time-tested classics. All chosen works will be accessible to readers with limited English skills. We will discover that some of the best works of the English language use simple vocabulary and syntax. Anyone with a rudimentary understanding of English will benefit from this IAP course, although native speakers are also welcome to attend and participate.
If you have any favorite works that are written in a simple and straightforward prose style, please feel free to bring them to class. There will be time for class members to contribute.

Shown below is a partial list of highlighted authors:
Robert Parker
Ernest Hemingway
A A. Milne
Linda Barnes
Art Spiegelman
If people wish, the group may do some reading out loud.
Contact: Molly Ruggles, 9-250,
Sponsor: Educational Media Creation Center
Latest update: 20-Dec-2001

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