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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 17, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 063 - ESL Level 6 Preparation for Early Childhood Education

Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
An advanced ESL class focused on more effective and analytical reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills contextualized to prepare students to study in the field of Early Childhood Education. S/U grade option. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available.
Prerequisite Placement into ESL Level 5 or 6.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and interpret early childhood education vocabulary using word analysis and inference.
  2. Select and use a range of strategies to read, interpret, and analyze early childhood education texts.
  3. Access resources online to learn about college programs, developing understanding of early childhood education topics, and research current events in early childhood education.
  4. Select and use a range of strategies to produce a legible and comprehensible draft of writing using vocabulary, language, and style suited to a college-level audience.
  5. Apply linguistic, sociocultural, and other background knowledge and strategies to understand the intent of the speaker, to respond appropriately, and to meet the listening purpose, especially in a college classroom or an early childhood education setting.
  6. Communicate effectively with peers and the instructor in small and large group discussions and projects.
  7. Recall and use a range of everyday and early childhood education vocabulary in a variety of complex sentences and a range of communicative tasks.
  8. Apply knowledge of pronunciation patterns and rules, including intonation, rhythm, and stress, to enhance intelligibility in college classroom and early childhood education settings.
  9. Selecting and using a range of strategies to close gaps in understanding, ask questions to deepen understanding, and give appropriate feedback in college classroom and early childhood education settings.

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