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CCOG for ESOL 103A Winter 2024

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Integrated Skills High Beginner 1
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Course Description

Develops high-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 the course students will be able to:

  • Read, understand, and respond to level-appropriate text.
  • Write paragraphs of eight to ten simple sentences.
  • Speak so others can understand using simple sentences in the past, present, and future.
  • Listen actively to follow a series of basic oral directions.
  • Use an understanding of English to participate in level-appropriate narratives and conversations in the past, present and future.
  • Arrive in class on time with the necessary materials, exhibit appropriate classroom behavior, and complete homework assignments.
  • Use language lab software, the internet, voice-mail, e-mail and word-processing to continually develop English language skills.

Course Activities and Design

Short lectures and explanations

  • Readings appropriate to the level
  • One-paragraph writing assignments
  • Dictations
  • Listening activities and exercises
  • Short conversation practice
  • Pronunciation activities and exercises

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

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