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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 031 - English as a Second Language Level 3A

Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
A beginning-level class that assumes literacy in English. Students begin to understand, read, write, and speak about familiar topics and their current lives. S/U grade option. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available.
Prerequisite Placement by instructor or advisor.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read passages of one to two paragraphs using decoding skills, vocabulary development skills, and grammar knowledge.
  2. Write and edit simple and basic compound sentences and three to five sentence paragraphs using level-appropriate grammar and English writing conventions.
  3. Appropriately respond to explanations, conversations, instructions, and narratives of modest length and on familiar topics.
  4. Respond appropriately in many everyday situations to keep a conversation going.
  5. Carry on a conversation relating to familiar, predictable, and everyday topics using somewhat limited vocabulary.
  6. Speak with enough fluency, grammatical accuracy, and pronunciation control to make themselves understood, possibly with difficulty, by a skilled, supportive listener.
  7. Accurately use level-appropriate grammar in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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