Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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ESOL Grammar 1
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Course Description

Includes the identification and practice of the following grammatical structures: subject-verb agreement, question and negation structure, verb tenses, senstence patterns, and sentence types. This elective class is designed to reinforce concepts in both oral and written contexts. Does not replace courses in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Placement in ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 42/42N and ESOL 44/44N or higher.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Identify and use subject-verb agreement; question/negation formation; simple and progressive verb tenses; sentence patterns; and simple, compound, and complex sentences appropriately in a variety of oral and written contexts.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Videotape analysis, assignments, quizzes, tests, and oral presentations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content: Themes, concepts, issues

A.         Grammar Review and Instruction
            1. Subject-verb agreement
            2. Question/Negation formation
            3. Simple and Progressive Verb Tenses
            4. Sentence patterns
            5. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
B.         Critical Thinking Skills
Competencies and Skills
A.         Grammar
            Verbs and Related Structures
            1. Use subject-verb agreement structures competently
            2. Use question/negation structures competently
            3. Use simple and progressive verb tenses competently
            4. Use sentence patterns competently
            5. Use simple, compound, and complex sentences competently
B.         Critical Thinking Skills
            1.Use supplemental materials to practice grammatical structures in a variety of oral and written contexts.
            2. Demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose for various registers and settings.
            3. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information eg. contracted verb forms in spoken English
            4. Determine appropriate uses for various structures eg. deciding when to use a simple tense instead of a continuous tense
            5. learn to look at language in context in order to determine function and purpose