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CCOG for ESOL 32 Winter 2024

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ESOL High Beginning Literacy
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Course Description

Non-native English speaking students develop high beginning literacy skills. Reading and writing are taught in the context of communicating in adult life roles. Prerequisite: Placement in ESOL 30 or instructor permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Write sentences and short paragraphs using comprehensible basic grammatical structures and spelling.
  • Express basic ideas in notes and short written communication such as job applications and accident reports.
  • Communicate in written English as related to roles as family member, community member, worker, lifelong learner and citizen.  Students read at a basic level and comprehend simple material on familiar topics.


Course Activities and Design

Oral Communication
  • Listen for meaning in short dictation, dialogs, and short stories; answer comprehension questions in writing
  • Clarify or seek information by asking questions
  • Participate in group activities using comprehensible pronunciation
  • Comprehend simple written material
  • Use reading strategies such as previewing, predicting, picture cues, skimming and scanning to read paragraphs and brief stories
Written Communication
  • Spell common sight words correctly
  • form questions (yes/no, Wh-) to express needs; to describe physical/emotional states, problems, possible solutions, daily activities, etc.
  • Write simple sentences about a single topic (in preparation for writing a paragraph)
  • Use writing strategies such as brainstorming, graphic organizers, clustering and outlining to develop the concept of writing a paragraph
  • Use correct format for writing notes and informal letters.
  • Phonics- recognize and apply sound/symbol correspondence.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Give and follow simple written directions (e.g. a map, a recipe, a schedule, assembly directions).
  • Read a brief story and write answers to comprehension questions.
  • Read a real-life situation described in simple language to solve a problem. Discuss and identify source of dilemma, possible solutions and consequences in small groups, ask for clarification, and make a decision. Write sentences to give advice or opinion to address the issue.
  • Write information from a live or recorded source to pass on a simple message to another person.
  • Fill out an information form or application in preparation for an interview.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Language Structure
  • Written Language
  • Cultural Awareness
  • English Speaking Community
  • Technology
  • Personal Expression /Reflection
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Problem Solving
  • Participation
  • Teamwork
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Native Language Transference
  • Multicultural classroom
  • Technology
  • Self-evaluation
  • Numeracy
  • Educational
  • Employment
  • Grammatical Competence
  • English Writing System
  • Communication