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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 032 - English as a Second Language Level 3B

Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
A high beginning-level class that assumes literacy in English. Students develop their ability 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 two to three paragraphs using decoding skills, vocabulary, and grammar knowledge and other reading strategies.
  2. Write and edit simple and basic compound sentences and three to seven 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 everyday situations (including phone conversations) to keep a conversation going, including altering language when not understood and asking for clarification when unable to understand.
  5. Carry on a conversation and participate in a group discussion relating to familiar, predictable, and everyday topics and future plans using somewhat limited vocabulary and basic awareness of appropriate register.
  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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