PCC/ CCOG / ESOL

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ESOL 230

Course Number:
ESOL 230
Course Title:
Advanced English
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Reviews advanced academic listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Develops strategies for taking time-sensitive tests, including the TOEFL. Prerequisites: Placement into ESOL 254 AND ESOL 250 AND ESOL 252 or higher OR successful completion of ESOL 164 AND ESOL 160 AND ESOL 162. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Apply notetaking skills during future academic lectures.
  2. Apply reading strategies to deepen one's understanding of advanced academic texts.
  3. Apply organizational strategies when writing and revising college level essays.
  4. Apply organizational strategies to prepare and deliver short speeches. Apply appropriate test-taking strategies to the TOEFL exam and other time-sensitive tests.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Students will demonstrate critical listening by taking notes and answering comprehension questions.
  2. Students will be tested regularly on previously unseen readings and expected to apply reading strategies including skimming, scanning, identifying main ideas and details, and making inferences.
  3. Write a minimum of three essays that exhibit appropriate organization, language style, and grammar
  4. Organize and deliver at least three one-minute speeches on prescribed topics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

A. Listening Strategies and Practice
B. Reading Strategies and Practice
C. Academic Writing Skills
D. Academic Speaking Skills

A. Listening Strategies and Practice

  1. understand short conversations and lectures
  2. understand main ideas and details
  3. listen for clues to organization, time, order, etc.
  4. take and use notes to answer comprehension questions


B. Reading Strategies and Practice

  1. understand unseen academic readings
  2. employ reading strategies, including skimming, scanning, and making inferences
  3. understand main ideas and details

C. Academic Writing Skills

  1. write well-organized short essays on prescribed topics
  2. organize ideas under time limits
  3. write essays based on synthesis of information from lectures and readings

D. Academic Speaking skills

  1. deliver one-minute speeches on prescribed topics
  2. organize ideas under time limits
  3. deliver speeches based on synthesis of information from lectures and readings