Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ALC 51
Course Title:
English Skills Lab - 1 credits
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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. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 80, RD 80, ESOL 250 or ESOL 252.

Intended Outcomes for the course

ยท 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