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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 042 - English as a Second Language Level 4B

Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
An intermediate-level class. Students learn to understand, read, write, and speak about experiences and events. 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 or more pages in length on common, high-interest topics using prior knowledge, knowledge of word parts and parts of speech, and other strategies.
  2. Demonstrate ability when writing to draft and organize support around a single idea, according to a given, highly structured plan for a paragraph.
  3. Reread and revise writing to conform to level-appropriate grammar and English writing conventions, using tools such as simplified dictionaries and checklists.
  4. Appropriately respond to somewhat complex explanations, conversations, instructions, and short narratives on familiar topics which may be conveyed on the phone or through electronic media.
  5. Repair gaps in understanding when listening and use strategies such as notetaking, summarizing, and sharing with others to determine a speaker’s intent.
  6. Self-monitor when speaking and use strategies such as changing pace and correcting some pronunciation errors to be understood by a skilled, supportive listener.
  7. Accurately use level-appropriate grammar in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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