Course Content and Outcome Guide for ESOL 23 Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- ESOL 23
- Course Title:
- ESOL Language Learning Lab
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionThe ESOL Language Lab provides ESOL students with self-paced, individualized learning. The primary focus in the lab is on grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills related to the eight levels of the ESOL program curriculum. Multi-media/computer assisted instruction in addition to textbook and workbook assignments are used. Learning activities may be supplemented with one-on-one or small group tutoring. Prerequisite: Placement in ESOL 10 or higher or instructor permission.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Use technology to improve English reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Practice speaking skills with language software, audio/video technology and/or face to face interaction.
- Practice listening skills using interactive language software, audio/video delivery technology.
- Practice reading skills using textbooks, educational software programs, or selected interactive websites to develop comprehension skills.
- Practice grammar skills using on-line activity skill banks and educational software.
- Practice writing skills by using documents in word processing software applications, via on-line tutorials, and through e-mail communications.
- Use reference materials found in lab to enhance skills, such as using Internet search engines to find information, and edit with spell check and grammar check in word processing program.
- Describe situations related to ESOL curriculum themes: family member, community member, worker, citizen, and lifelong learner
- Use basic computer programs, both language and technology enhancing
- Use keyboarding software to increase keyboarding skills
- Use educational software or web-based language exercises to increase English language skills
- Gain access to web sites for communication and skill building purposes
- Create, edit, save, print, and close simple text documents using word processing software
- Use e-mail to communicate with others, both locally and globally
- Demonstrate ability to use interactive listening activities such as responding orally and in writing to recorded speech via video/audio delivered technology, interactive language software, and communicate orally with tutor, instructor, and other students
- Demonstrate reading skills using assessment through textbooks, websites, and interactive technology-based activities
- Demonstrate oral language skills by responding to text with oral or written responses to reading material
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of computer terminology, operation and programs
- Demonstrate keyboarding skills using assessment tools both within the program and via the Internet
- Write and present reports via computer mediated presentation programs
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Technology enhancement
- Technology empowerment/skill gain
- Goal Setting
- Self-directed learning
- Learning strategies
- Problem solving
- Grammatical competence
- Listening practice
- Skills to increase employment gain
- Global community
- Personal Advocacy