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CCOG for ESOL 23 Winter 2024

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ESOL Language Learning Lab
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Course Description

The 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

English Language Communication Skills
  • 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
Technology Skills
  • 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
Performance tasks used in this course may include:
  • 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
  • Technology
  • Personal Advocacy