May 25, 2019
ABE 020 - ABE Language Arts 4 10 Credits
To aid adults who need instruction in basic English skills. Instruction is delivered in a variety of formats including lecture, group activities, and individualized instruction. ABE Language Arts level 4 is equivalent to CASAS scores between 221-235.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve Students who have English skills below a high school level.
Active Date 2014-09-02
Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes Range 1-10
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 110 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 110
This course is designed to help students strengthen their English language skills in order to achieve a wide range of career, educational, and personal goals. Content will be delivered in lecture and group formats.
Student Learning Outcomes
Recognize and use new and some specialized vocabulary and content
Determine the reading purpose. Integrate with prior knowledge and select reading strategies appropriate to the purpose.
Monitor and enhance comprehension using a wide range of strategies.
Locate important information, read for detail and determine missing information using a wide range of strategies.
Organize and analyze the information and reflect on its underlying meaning and source.
Communicate in English both orally and in writing in a clear and organized manner to persuade, inform and convey ideas.
Use multiple planning and pre-writing strategies to identify and organize a limited number of ideas to support a single purpose.
Write well-constructed paragraphs easily with few errors and independently accomplish well defined and structured writing activities for varied purposes and audiences.
Use several simple revision strategies to monitor one’s own writing, make revisions based on review and feedback from others and produce rough and final drafts. Demonstrate some attention to clarity, descriptiveness, personal voice, and appropriateness of text for the intended audience.
Appropriately use a limited variety of simple and complex sentence structures in multiple coherent steps or a few well-constructed and linked paragraphs to convey ideas, with supporting facts/details/examples using appropriate language and level of formality for the intended audience.
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