SRJC Course Outlines

7/13/2024 12:12:13 PMEMLS 372GR Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  EMLS 372GRTitle:  HIGH-INT GRAMMAR REVIEW  
Full Title:  High-Intermediate Grammar Review for Multilingual Students
Last Reviewed:3/11/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ESL 372GR

Catalog Description:
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High intermediate multilingual students will review and reinforce their understanding of a variety of English grammar structures.


Recommended Preparation:
Course eligibility for EMLS 372 (ESL 372) or EMLS 372A (ESL 372A)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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High-intermediate multilingual students will review and reinforce their understanding of a variety of English grammar structures.
(P/NP Only)

Recommended:Course eligibility for EMLS 372 (ESL 372) or EMLS 372A (ESL 372A)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate a high intermediate level ability to compose original sentences and paragraphs using the target grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
2. Demonstrate a high intermediate level ability to edit sample writings for common sentence level errors.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify sentence boundaries and use relative pronouns and subordinating conjunctions to join clauses using correct punctuation and capitalization.
2. Distinguish among simple, compound, and complex sentences with adjective, adverb, and noun clauses, and use sentence variety in writing.
3. Edit sample writings for verb tense and aspect shift errors such as simple (present, past, future) continuous (present, past, future), and perfect (present, past, future).
4. Correctly use infinitives and gerunds following a main verb, passive voice with a variety of tenses, and modals with active, passive, and various tenses in writing.
5. Correctly use quoted speech and reported speech in writing.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sentence Boundaries and Punctuation of Compound and Complex Sentences
     A. Subordinating conjunctions
    B. Essential and non-essential adjective clauses
     C. Direct and indirect speech
    D. Punctuation
         1. Quotation marks
         2. Apostrophes
         3. Commas
         4. Semicolons
         5. Colons
II. Noun Clauses, Adjective Clauses, and Adverb Clauses
     A. Reporting verbs and verbs introducing noun clauses
     B. Pronoun and time word shifts for indirect speech
     C. Relative pronouns
    D. Subordinating conjunctions
          1. Time
         2. Contrast
         3. Purpose
         4. Condition
III. Verb Form and Appropriate Tense Usage
    A. Present and past perfect
    B. Infinitive and gerund
     C. Passive voice with all tenses
    D. Past participle form of irregular verbs
IV. Editing and Proofreading of Essays for Grammatical Problems
    A. Subject-verb agreement
    B. Verb tense and form
    C. Reported speech
    D. Passive voice
    E. Conditional forms
    F. Appropriate word forms
V. Troublesome Grammar
    A. The article system
    B. Prepositions

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1. In-class work
     A. Individual, paired, or group activities that focus on a particular grammar point
    B. Individual, paired, or group editing activities
     C. Discussion of homework exercises
2. Homework
     A. Online exercises
    B. Compose and edit paragraphs using structures studied in class
    C. Find examples of grammatical structures in periodicals and online
    D. Journals
    E. Written textbook exercises
3. Exams and Quizzes

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Written textbook exercises, paragraph homework, journal
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Exams and quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Online exercises; class attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Writing Strategies for Success. Hall, Barbara and Wallace, Elizabeth. English Open Textbooks. 2018. (classic).
Grammar for Great Writing C. Baker, Lida, Lockwood, Robyn and Sherman, Kristen. Cengage Learning. 2018. (classic).
Understanding and Using English Grammar. 5th ed. Azar, Betty and Hagen, Stacy. Pearson. 2016. (classic).
Focus on Grammar 4. 5th ed. Fuchs, Marjorie and Bonner, Margaret. Pearson. 2016. (classic).
Grammar for Writing 2; An Editing Guide to Writing. 2nd ed. Cain, Joyce. Pearson. 2012. (classic).
More Grammar Practice 3. 2nd ed. Heinle. Cengage Learning. 2011. (classic).
Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing. 2nd ed. Folse, Keith and Solomon, Elena and Smith-Palinkas, Barbara. Cengage Learning. 2008. (classic).
Instructor prepared materials

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