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Winterim 2017

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ESL091 - Elementary English 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: A continuation of ESL 090: Elementary English I. Emphasizes the ability to use and understand English in context. Students who pass with a C or higher can express themselves orally, read authentic materials, understand oral input and write compositions at the high novice level. Requires additional weekly laboratory practice. Prerequisite: by completion of ESL 090 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or better, by placement test, or by instructor.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1)Compose at least 10 individual paragraphs to demonstrate proficiency with paragraph organization methods and conventions.
2)Employ standard rhetorical patterns such as analysis, comparison/contrast, description, summary and argument in common college-level writing assignments.
3)*Improve by a minimum of 10% or achieve the minimum passing score on the standardized placement test for placement into ESL 100.
4) Prepare and give oral presentations.
5) Present personal information in a group setting.
6) Participate in interviews and group discussions.
7) Listen and take notes actively in college-level classrooms.


* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.




Content Outline:
The course is organized thematically into five units. Each unit contains grammar, vocabulary, and lessons about U.S. culture. Students are exposed to language forms in a variety of contexts, always keeping authenticity in mind. Participation is required so that students develop the ability to practice critical thinking skills and express their thoughts using progressively higher levels of language.

Units are broken down as such:
1) Pre-reading activities: introduction of key vocabulary words, critical thinking practice
2) Reading activities (2 per unit)
3) Reading comprehension/Pre-writing activities: capturing the main ideas, making inferences, expressing opinions verbally
4) Listening activities (2 per unit)
5) Listening Comprehension/Pronunciation/Integrated Skill activities (online component done outside of class or in lab time)
6) Speaking Task: requires the use of vocabulary and grammar learned in the rest of the unit
7) Writing project based on unit Readings (at least one per unit)
8) Unit Test: Checks reading and listening comprehension and requires critical thinking and correct use of conventions in spoken and/or written discourse




Effective Term: Fall 2012