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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 040 - English as a Second Language Level 4

Maximum of 13.0 possible Credits
A low intermediate level class. Students learn to understand, read, write and speak about past 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. Demonstrate comprehension of short- to medium-length reading passages (and multiple pages of simple text) 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 (steps, instructions, commands, or a paragraph).
  3. Reread and revise writing to conform with level-appropriate grammar and English writing conventions, using tools such as simplified dictionaries and checklists.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of 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 note-taking, summarizing, and sharing with others to determine a speaker’s intent.
  6. Participate effectively in classroom situations and other familiar settings using level-appropriate grammar and some rephrasing when not understood.
  7. Self-monitor when speaking and use strategies such as changing pace and correcting some pronunciation errors to be understood by a skilled, supportive listener.
  8. Accurately use level-appropriate grammar in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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