Course Content and Outcome Guide for ECE 180
- Course Number:
- ECE 180
- Course Title:
- Early Childhood Professional English A
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Course DescriptionECP English A, the first term of a three-term sequence, introduces the academic English used in the fields of early childhood development and education. This course is intended for non-native speakers of English who are working toward an AAS degree in Early Education and Family Studies. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
To successfully complete ECE ___ (ECP English A), students will be able to:
Write a clear, satisfactory* short-answer response to a given question (explanation of "satisfactory" below.
Demonstrate ability to understand and use a core ECE vocabulary of approximately 180 words.
Demonstrate ability to identify grammatical structures and use them appropriately in a variety of oral and written contexts.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will write and revise subject-specific short answers and observations throughout the term; pass a minimum of 8 vocabulary quizzes; demonstrate familiarity with grammatical constructions; pass a midterm and a final exam.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Grammar and Mechanics
- Rhetorical Skills
- Critical Thinking
Competencies and Skills:
A. Grammar and Mechanics
- Object, subject, and possessive pronouns
- There is / There are construction
- The simple present and present progressive tenses
- Simple and compound sentences
- Application of formatting, punctuation, and capitalization rules
B. Rhetorical Skills
At least two tenses will be the focus of one or more writing assignments focusing on a writing task important in ECE. For example, observations are typically written in present progressive or past progressive; self-evaluations are typically written in present; interviews in simple past.
C. Critical Thinking
- Avoid plagiarism
- Distinguish between objective and subjective information
- Use an English-English dictionary