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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ESL 062 - English as a Second Language Level 6 Prep for Allied Health Education

Maximum of 12.0 possible Credits
An advanced ESL class focused on preparing students for study in the field of health care. Students learn more effective and analytical language skills that allow them to succeed in health-care-focused academic settings. S/U grade option. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available.
Prerequisite Placement into ESL Level 6.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and interpret healthcare vocabulary using word analysis and inference.
  2. Select and use a range of strategies to read, interpret, and analyze health-care-related texts.
  3. Access resources online to learn about college programs, developing understanding of healthcare topics, and research current events in healthcare.
  4. Select and use a range of strategies to produce a legible and comprehensible draft of writing using vocabulary, language, and style suited to a college-level audience.
  5. Apply linguistic, sociocultural, and other background knowledge and strategies to understand the intent of the speaker, to respond appropriately, and to meet the listening purpose, especially in a college classroom or medical setting.
  6. Communicate effectively with peers and the instructor in small and large group discussions and projects as well as through online course management software.
  7. Recall and use a range of everyday and healthcare vocabulary in a variety of complex sentences and a range of communicative tasks.
  8. Apply knowledge of pronunciation patterns and rules, including intonation, rhythm, and stress, to enhance intelligibility in college classroom and medical settings.
  9. Select and use a range of strategies to close gaps in understanding, ask questions to deepen understanding, and give appropriate feedback in college classroom and medical settings.

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