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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 050 - English as a Second Language Level 5



Maximum of 13.0 possible Credits
A high intermediate level class. Students increase reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in familiar subject areas. 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 adapted and some authentic reading passages up to a few pages in length which contain some unfamiliar and specialized words, using strategies such as word analysis, inference, adjusted pace, and restatement.
  2. Organize a limited number of ideas in writing to support a single purpose in a few short paragraphs or steps/instructions/commands.
  3. Revise multiple drafts for clarity, descriptiveness, sentence structure, grammar, and English writing conventions using tools such as simplified dictionaries and checklists.
  4. Demonstrate understanding 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 familiar and 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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