May 25, 2019
ABE 029 - ESL 4: High Intermediate 10 Credits
Designed for adults who have some proficiency in the English language. Integrates the instruction of listening, speaking, reading, writing and technology skills. ESL 4 is equivalent to CASAS scores 219-228.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve ESL students who have completed Level 3 of the exit criteria or who demonstrate proficiency suitable for Level 4.
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 mastery of Level 4 exit criteria and SLOs through class assignments, small group work, and lecture.
3. Exit assessment of existing skill level.
Student Learning Outcomes
Determine the purpose and follow written directions to complete a task; be able to troubleshoot (identify mistakes in performance and try again) if necessary
Use increasingly complex reading strategies (including pre-reading tasks to activate prior knowledge, skimming, scanning, and using graphic organizers) to find the main ideas, supporting details, implied meaning, and cultural nuance (idioms, cultural knowledge); and decode new vocabulary words to find meaning
Demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary words about community, job/career and college content, including recognition of word forms in word families and predicting how to pronounce a word when read aloud
Use the writing process (determine the purpose and follow directions to complete a task; use simple planning strategies (including activating prior knowledge) to brainstorm and organize ideas; produce a comprehensible draft; use simple revision strategies with reference tools such as spelling word lists, writing rubrics, and simple editing checklists to edit and get feedback from others; and produce a comprehensible final draft)
Use vocabulary words about community, job/career and college content accurately and appropriately
Use simple, compound and complex sentences with a few errors while avoiding fragments and run-ons.
Develop two or more well-linked paragraphs using topic sentence, supporting and concluding sentences in different genres such as simple narrative, informative, summary, or expressive paragraphs with beginning attention to personal voice
Determine the purpose for listening and follow spoken directions to complete a task
Use listening strategies including decoding new vocabulary words to find meaning; listening for main ideas, details, implied meaning, and cultural nuance (idioms, cultural knowledge, verbal and nonverbal cues); using graphic organizers; and asking for clarification to understand main ideas and some details in complex conversations, lectures, presentations, and instructional videos
Understand and respond appropriately to complex conversations, explanations, and instructions using vocabulary words about community, job/career and college content
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