PCC/ CCOG / ALC

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ALC 51

Course Number:
ALC 51
Course Title:
English Skills Lab - 1 credits
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Provides an individualized plan of study to improve English grammar, punctuation, writing, reading, and/or communication skills based on 30 hours of study. Includes tutoring, use of textbooks/workbooks for assignments, and/or computer software and other media. May be taken three times for credit.

Intended Outcomes for the course

· Apply English language skills related to assigned topic(s) in some depth.

Course Activities and Design

  • Tutoring
  • Small group instruction
  • Textbook", workbook, computer-assisted, and/or audio/video assignments 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Quizzes
  • Written papers
  • Reading summary paragraphs
  • Journal writing
  • Teacher observations
  • Conferences
  • Self evaluation
  • Portfolios with log entries
  • Research papers
  • Book reviews

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Paragraph development
  • Essay development
  • Writing process
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading and proofreading strategies
  • Vocabulary: context clues", dictionary skills, and spelling
  • Speaking and listening
  • Use of lab's self-paced learning resources -- tutorials", computer programs, videos, and others