Course Content and Outcome Guide for ALC 51A Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- ALC 51A
- Course Title:
- Basic English Skills Workshops and Lab
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionProvides an individualized plan of study with the English Coordinator to identify workshops and resources to improve English grammar, punctuation, writing, reading, and/or communication skills. Content varies depending upon interest and diagnosed needs.
Addendum to Course Description
Students choose and attend 10 workshops of their choice from the English skills workshop series offered during the term.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Apply college preparatory grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling skills to future coursework and into the work place.
- Employ appropriate reading skills for analysis and comprehension of a variety of written texts.
- Use communication skills needed for successful transition into the work force.
Course Activities and Design
Small group instruction
Textbook, workbook, computer-assisted, and/or audio/video assignments
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Reading summary paragraphs
Portfolios with log entries
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Grammar and punctuation
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