Course Content and Outcome Guide for ESOL 20

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Level 2 Integrated Skills
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Course Description

Continues to develop beginning English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for adult learners in their roles as family and community members, workers, citizens and lifelong learners. Promotes the process of combining knowledge, skills, and problem-solving strategies. Second course in the eight-level ESOL sequence. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test within the past 12 months OR instructor permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. read, understand, and respond to level?appropriate text;
2. write six to eight related sentences in paragraph form;
3. manage basic interactions in the present tense and with a limited number of past tense verbs;
4. arrive in future classes on time with the necessary materials, exhibit appropriate classroom behavior, and complete homework assignments;
5. use language lab software, the internet, voice?mail and keyboarding skills to continually evelop English language skills.

Course Activities and Design

Overview of Practiced Skills:
Oral Communication

·         Listen for meaning in short dictation, dialogs, and short stories; answer comprehension questions
·         Describe physical and emotional states and express needs within a familiar context, with grammatical accuracy (simple present, past, future, present continuous, pronouns)
·         Describe problems and possible solutions related to community, family, and worker roles
·         Describe daily activities related to family, work, and community roles
·         Use limited number of English expressions in social conversations
·         Clarify or seek information by asking questions
·         Participate in group activities
·         Ask and answer Wh- questions
·         Speak with others using comprehensible pronunciation (word endings, syllables, and stress)
·         Comprehend simple written material
·         Use reading strategies such as previewing, predicting, picture cues, skimming and scanning to read paragraphs and brief stories
·         Spell common sight words correctly
·         Write simple sentences and short notes about a single topic using a model
·         Use correct format for writing notes and informal letters
·         Follow basic structure in writing sentences and questions to write notes and a short paragraph with grammatical accuracy
·         Following a model, use writing strategies such as brainstorming, graphic organizers, clustering and outlining to improve writing paragraphs
·         Use computer hardware (mouse, keyboard) to scroll, click, double click
·         Use PCC voicemail to send messages

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Performance tasks used at this level may include:

·         Respond to and initiate personal questions in a routine conversation with the teacher and other students
·         Leave a telephone message on a machine or with a person about an absence
·         Make and communicate a plan using a map, chart, schedule, or picture (movie guide, weather map, road map, computer-generated map, transportation schedule)
·         Read a situation to solve a dilemma; discuss and identify source of dilemma, possible solutions and consequences in small groups; ask for clarification, and make a decision
·         Write a short paragraph, note, or dialog addressing a situation or dilemma (absence from school or work, personal issue, health problem); offer own advice/opinion
·         Fill out an information form or application in preparation for an interview
·         Simulate an interview and write a dialog or paragraph about the interview (apartment rental, doctor°s appointment, job)
Progress assessment measured by standardized tests such as CASAS or other state approved standardized measure.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content:

Themes: Communication in roles: family member, community member, worker, citizen, and lifelong learner, Language structure, Written language, Cultural awareness

Concepts: Culture, English speaking community, Socializing/conversation, Technology Empowerment, Personal expression/ reflection, Personal responsibility

Concepts: Critical Thinking, Problem solving Self-evaluation, Numeracy Opportunities, Educational Employment Communicative Competence, Grammatical competence, English writing system

Issues: Communication, Pronunciation, Participation, Teamwork, Grammar, Reading comprehension, Health, Use of native language, U.S. cultural values, Technological literacy