The aim of the course is to develop students’ listening, speaking, reading, writing and study skills. In this course, students learn how to structure a paragraph by focusing on unity and coherence. Moreover, they identify topic sentences, main ideas, supporting details and irrelevant sentences in a paragraph. They will analyze a paragraph and then move into the outlining of a three-paragraph descriptive essay which includes an introductory, a body and a concluding paragraph. In addition, students will practice reading strategies i.e. previewing, predicting, skimming, and scanning which will provide students the opportunity to process new information and to learn how to apply the information to a new situation and to pose questions which are catalysts in the critical thinking process.