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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 030 - English as a Second Language Level 3

Maximum of 15.0 possible Credits
A high beginning level class that assumes literacy in English. Students learn 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. Demonstrate comprehension of reading passages of one to three paragraphs using decoding skills, vocabulary development skills, 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. Demonstrate understanding of 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, everyday topics and personal experience using somewhat limited vocabulary and basic awareness of appropriate register.
  6. Speak with enough fluency, grammatical accuracy, and pronunciation control to make oneself 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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