Feb 24, 2020
ABE 027 - ESL 3: Low Intermediate 10 Credits
Designed for adults who have limited proficiency in the English language. Integrates the instruction of listening, speaking, reading, writing and technology skills. ESL 3 is equivalent to CASAS scores 210-218.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve ESL students who have completed Level 2 of the exit criteria or who demonstrate proficiency suitable for Level 3.
Active Date 2014-04-25
Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes Range 1-10
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 110 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 110
1. Entrance assessment of existing skill level.
2. Introduction to and mastery of Level 3 exit criteria and SLOs through class assignments, small group work, and lecture.
3. Exit assessment of existing skill level.
Student Learning Outcomes
Understand most everyday and some unfamiliar words and topics in short to medium-length text of 1-3 pages using some strategies: break words into parts to help understanding; use pronunciation rules; read slowly when needed
Find important information in increasingly complex text using some strategies: scan, read titles and headings
Check and improve your understanding using strategies: remembering; rephrasing; retelling; using a dictionary
Use what you already know to choose things to read and to understand information
Decide the reason for communicating in writing and who the reader is
Follow a highly structured plan to choose and organize a small number of ideas about a single topic
Write a single paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and concluding sentence
Use familiar vocabulary (based on personal experience and learning)
Use correct capitalization, spelling, and punctuation
Write using a variety of sentence types and ESL 3 verb tenses
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