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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 052 - English as a Second Language Level 5B

Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
A low advanced-level class. Students increase reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for familiar and unfamiliar situations and tasks. 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. Use strategies such as inference, adjusted pace, and restatement to read adapted and some authentic passages up to a few pages in length which contain some unfamiliar and specialized words.
  2. Organize a limited number of ideas in writing to support a single purpose in a few short paragraphs.
  3. Revise multiple drafts for clarity, descriptiveness, sentence structure, grammar, and English writing conventions using tools such as simplified dictionaries and checklists.
  4. Respond appropriately when listening to authentic, extended explanations and narratives, detailed instructions, and complex conversations with varied speakers and in varied contexts.
  5. Repair gaps in understanding and respond appropriately using strategies such as comparing, integrating, and categorizing information for others to determine a speaker’s literal and implied intent.
  6. Speak with sufficient vocabulary (including idioms), grammar control, sentence variety, and appropriate register in somewhat unfamiliar or unpredictable tasks, using strategies such as selecting and organizing information and self-monitoring.
  7. Accurately use level-appropriate grammar in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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