SRJC Course Outlines

8/7/2022 9:00:25 AMESL 372GR Course Outline as of Summer 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ESL 372GRTitle:  HIGH INT GRAMMAR REVIEW  
Full Title:  ESL High Intermediate Grammar Review
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

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 315GR

Catalog Description:
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A communicative grammar course designed for high intermediate ESL students to review and reinforce a variety of English grammar structures.


Recommended Preparation:
Course eligibility for ESL 372 or ESL 372A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A communicative grammar course designed for high intermediate ESL students to review and reinforce a variety of English grammar structures.
(P/NP Only)

Recommended:Course eligibility for ESL 372 or 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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate a high intermediate level ability to edit sample writings for common sentence
    level errors.
2.  Demonstrate a high intermediate level ability to compose original sentences and paragraphs
    using the target grammar, punctuation and syntax and edit for common errors.

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Upon completion of this course, students will 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 form and tense 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: quotation marks, apostrophes, commas, semicolons, 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 for time, contrast, purpose, and 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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The following represent types of assignments that may be included:
A. In-class work
     1. Individual, paired or group problem-solving activities that focus on a particular grammar point
    (5-8 activities)
     2. Individual, paired or group editing activities (5-8 activities)
    3. Quizzes (4-8)
    4. Final exam
B. Homework
     1. Textbook and online exercises
    2. Composing and editing paragraphs using structures studied in class
    3. Finding examples of grammatical structures in periodicals and online
    4. Journals

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%
Quizzes and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Completion of online exercises; class attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Grammar for Great Writing C. Baker, Lida, Lockwood, Robyn and Sherman, Kristen. Cengage Learning. 2018
Understanding and Using English Grammar. 5th ed. Azar, Betty and Hagen, Stacy. Pearson. 2017
Focus on Grammar 4. 5th ed. Fuchs, Marjorie and Bonner, Margaret. Pearson. 2016
Grammar for Writing; An Editing Guide to Writing 2. 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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