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CCOG for ESOL 101A Winter 2024

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Integrated Skills Low Beginning 1
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Course Description

Develops low-beginning English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for international students. Promotes the process of combining knowledge, skills, and problem-solving strategies. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test within the past 12 months OR instructor permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Read,  understand, and respond to level-appropriate text.
  2. Write three to five simple sentences.
  3. Manage basic interactions, in highly predictable settings using present tenses.
  4. Arrive in class on time with the necessary materials, exhibit appropriate classroom behavior, complete homework assignments, and use voice mail to inform instructor of absences.
  5. Use language lab software, the internet and keyboarding skills to continually develop English language skills.

Course Activities and Design

  • Short lectures and explanations
  • Readings appropriate to the level
  • Sentence-level writing assignments
  • Dictations
  • Listening activities and exercises
  • Dialog and information exchange
  • Pronunciation activities and exercises
  • Pair and group work
  • Written and oral grammar practice
  • Exercises and activities using the internet and language learning software
  • Quizzes and tests

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Short quizzes, including spelling tests
  • Comprehensive tests
  • In class writing assignments
  • Informal oral assessment
  • Completion of homework

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and pronunciation
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Study Skills
  • Technology
  • American culture