PCC/ CCOG / ECE

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ECE 182

Course Number:
ECE 182
Course Title:
Early Childhood Professional English C
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

ECP English C, the third term of a three-term sequence, continues an introduction to 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 C), students will be able to:

  • Write a clear, satisfactory* paragraph summarizing a given reading (explanation of "satisfactory" below). 
  • Write a satisfactory running or anecdotal observation.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and use a core ECE vocabulary of approximately 380 words.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify grammatical structures and use them appropriately in a variety of oral and written contexts.

Explanation of €œSatisfactory€ Summary Paragraph:

An satisfactory summary paragraph responds accurately to the question; has an introduction and a conclusion; cites source material; uses tense appropriately and consistently; uses subject-appropriate vocabulary; demonstrates 70% grammatical accuracy; is typed and includes a header and title; is a minimum of 125 words in length. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies


Students will write and revise a minimum of five out-of-class paragraphs; write short-answer responses 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)

  1. Grammar and Mechanics
  2. Rhetorical Skills
  3. Critical Thinking

Competencies and Skills:

A.  Grammar and Mechanics 

1.      Adjectives and adverbs
2.      Comparatives and Superlatives
3.      Auxiliary verbs
4.      Application of formatting, punctuation, and capitalization rules
5.      Citation of sources

B.  Rhetorical Skills

1.      Competently use several of the following styles: journal writing, anecdotal observation, running observation
2.      Use indirect quotation appropriately
3.      Cite sources
4.      Competently use paraphrase and summarize

C.  Critical Thinking

1.      Avoid plagiarism
2.      Distinguish between narrative, descriptive, and expository writing
3.      Distinguish between objective and subjective information
4.      Use an English-English dictionary