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8/7/2022 8:51:40 AMESL 371A Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ESL 371ATitle:  INTERMEDIATE PART 1  
Full Title:  Intermediate Reading/Writing/Grammar for ESL Students Part 1
Last Reviewed:5/9/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.50Lecture Scheduled4.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled78.75
Minimum4.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total78.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  157.50Total Student Learning Hours: 236.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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In the first half of this intermediate reading, writing, and grammar course, students focus on the development of pre-academic reading skills with particular concentration on comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and paragraph writing process, including writing, revising, and editing. There will be an emphasis on verb tenses, the development of varied sentence structures, and a review of low intermediate grammar and punctuation. This course is designed for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of the ESL Guided Self-Placement or completion of one of the following courses: ESL 312, ESL 781 or ESL 781B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In the first half of this intermediate reading, writing, and grammar course, students focus on the development of pre-academic reading skills with particular concentration on comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and paragraph writing process, including writing, revising, and editing. There will be an emphasis on verb tenses, the development of varied sentence structures, and a review of low intermediate grammar and punctuation. This course is designed for non-native speakers of English.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of the ESL Guided Self-Placement or completion of one of the following courses: ESL 312, ESL 781 or ESL 781B
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Apply critical thinking skills to respond to adapted selections of nonfiction.
2. Apply the writing process to produce paragraphs that demonstrate level-appropriate organization and content, critical thinking, vocabulary and fluency, and grammatical accuracy.
3. Comprehend intermediate reading passages by identifying organizational strategies, paraphrasing and summarizing, and using main ideas and details to support writing assignments.
4. Word-process paragraphs and access information on the Internet.
5. Utilize metacognitive thinking skills in learning and studying processes.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the students will:
 
Reading:
1. Employ level-appropriate critical reading skills.
2. Distinguish main ideas from supporting details or examples in intermediate reading passages.
3. Summarize paragraph-length selections of nonfiction.
4. Use contextual clues, high-frequency affixes and roots, and the dictionary to determine the meaning, pronunciation, and connotation of new vocabulary.
 
Writing:
1. Employ a multi-draft writing process to produce paragraphs with a clear topic sentence, supporting sentences, and an appropriate concluding sentence.
2. Recognize and produce different genres of academic writing, such as descriptive/narrative and expository modes.
3. Utilize level-appropriate critical thinking skills in developing and supporting a topic sentence.
4. Complete a timed paragraph writing exam in response to an intermediate reading passage.
5. Edit sentences and paragraphs for targeted grammatical structures.
6. Integrate academic vocabulary into paragraphs.
7. Demonstrate sentence variety such as simple and compound sentences in writing.
8. Exhibit control of sentence boundaries.
9. Employ level-appropriate control of punctuation, spelling, and verb tenses.
 
Information Competency and Research:
1. Access information on the Internet.
2. Use the computer effectively as a writing, research, and language development tool.
3. Use an online thesaurus and dictionary.
4. Understand and avoid plagiarism.
 
Metacognitive skills:
1. Demonstrate awareness of thinking processes while reading and writing.
2. Take responsibility for their own learning.

Topics and Scope
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ESL 371A instructional time focuses equally on these areas: reading, writing, and explicit grammar instruction.
 
I. Reading
 A. Nonfiction Reading
    1. Pre-reading skills to survey, predict, skim, and scan
    2. Identification of main ideas and supporting details
    3. Analysis of organizational patterns and rhetorical forms
    4. Recognition of transition words and phrases
     5. Differences between fact and opinion
    6. Inferencing skills
    7. Annotating, note taking, and summarizing
 B. Critical Analysis
    1. Summarizing, synthesizing, comparing, and contrasting information from one or more sources
    2. Identifying and responding to different perspectives on selected issues
 C. Academic Vocabulary Study
    1. Inference of meaning through contextual clues
    2. Use of a dictionary to determine meaning, usage, and pronunciation
    3. Recognition of high frequency roots and affixes to determine correct word forms
    4. Explicit study of targeted academic vocabulary
 
II. Writing
 A. Pre-writing
    1. Brainstorming
    2. Journal writing  
     3. Clustering
    4. Outlining
 B. Drafting
    1. Topic sentences
    2. Supporting sentences
    3. Concluding sentences
    4. MLA style formatting (heading, page numbers, title, etc.)
 C. Revision of paragraphs for coherence, critical thinking, development, and academic vocabulary
 D. Strategies for timed writing
 E. Grammar (taught in the context of writing)
    1. Review of past tenses
    2. Present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses
    3. Past perfect and past perfect progressive tenses
    4. Passive voice, including participial adjectives
    5. Recognition and correction of run-ons, fragments, and comma splices
    6. Simple and compound sentences
    7. Editing and proofreading of paragraphs for grammatical problems
         a. Subject-verb agreement
         b. Verbs, including perfect tenses
         c. Punctuation: capitalization, quotation marks, apostrophes, commas, semicolons, and colons
         d. Word form and usage
 
III. Information Competency and Research
 A. Use of the Internet to find information
  B. The computer as a writing, editing, and language development tool
 C. Online language development resources
 D. Thesaurus and online dictionary
 E. Understanding of plagiarism
 
IV. Metacognitive Skills
 A. Strategies to keep track of thinking processes while reading and writing (i.e., "metacognitive bookmark")
 B. Techniques to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning (i.e., double and/or triple entry journals, "metacognitive reading log template")

Assignments:
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Reading Assignments:
Reading assignments of various lengths and complexity provide topics for analysis and discussion.
1. Reading comprehension and vocabulary exercises (weekly) and summarizing activities (2-3)
2. Critical reading, such as discussing and analyzing readings, metacognitive reading logs, and/or reading journals (weekly)
3. Basic research activities using the Internet and online databases to support writing (1-2)
 
Writing Assignments:
Written assignments will result in a minimum of 1,250 words.
1. Written homework such as journals, summaries, reading responses, and vocabulary, writing, and grammar exercises (including technology-enhanced activities)
2. At least two multi-draft paragraphs of 250-300 words (About 1 page)
3. Common assessment portfolio
 
Examination Assignments:
1. Exam(s) (1-2), with at least one timed paragraph exam
2. Quizzes (2-3)
 
Additional activities and assignments may include the following:
1. Oral presentations
2. Participation in peer editing sessions to explore and refine the process of drafting, revision, and proofreading
3. ESL 770 (tutorial) attendance

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
40 - 50%
Written homework, paragraphs, common assessment portfolio
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Critical reading, paragraph revision, basic research using the Internet and library databases
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Exam(s), timed paragraph exam(s), quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation, oral presentations, and tutorial hours (ESL 770) attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Integrated Reading/Writing Texts:
Pathways 2: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking Student Book and Online Workbook. 2nd ed. Blass, Laurie. Cengage Learning. 2018
Q Skills for Success 3: Reading and Writing Student Book with iQ online practice. 3rd ed. Ward, Colin. Oxford University Press. 2019
Northstar 2: Reading & Writing Student Book with access code to MyEnglishLab. 5th ed. Barton, Laurie. Pearson: 2019
 
Grammar Reference Texts:
Fundamentals of English Grammar. Student Book with online student access. 5th ed. Azar, Betty. Pearson & Stacy A. Hagen. 2020
Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing 2nd Edition, Folse, Keith. Cengage Learning. 2008 (classic)
Fiction Texts:
Selected short stories
 
Instructor-prepared materials

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