The second required course in the reading sequence for learners in a sequence of 2 hours a week courses. Students continues the teaching of academic reading of American English begun in the first course. Emphasis on intermediate college skills required for success in content courses, including vocabulary development, critical thinking, paragraph and essay comprehension, textbook and media analysis, test- and note-taking, and dictionary use.

The course emphasizes the development and use of language skills necessary for understanding others and expressing oneself orally in American English in academic, professional, and social contexts. The course includes vocabulary development, practice with appropriate language structures, and discussion of important aspects of cross-cultural communication. Students in Business english would also be required to complete the Business Assignments as indicated with BE.