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ABE 031 - ESL 5: Low Advanced

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 5 is equivalent to CASAS scores 229-235.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve ESL students who have completed Level 4 of the exit criteria or who demonstrate proficiency suitable for Level 5.
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
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
1. Entrance assessment of existing skill level. 2. Introduction to and mastery of Level 5 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 multiple 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 specialized words and abbreviations around community, job/career and college content using recognition of word forms in word families, and accurately predicting how to pronounce a word when read aloud

Evaluate written texts for relevance, author bias and source reliability

Use the writing process (determine the purpose and follow directions to complete a task; use multiple planning strategies (including activating prior knowledge) to brainstorm and organize ideas; produce a comprehensible draft; use several simple revision strategies with reference tools such as simplified dictionaries, writing rubrics, and grammar checklists to edit and get feedback from others; and produce a comprehensible final draft)

Use complex vocabulary words about community, job/career and college content accurately and appropriately

Use simple, compound and complex sentences while avoiding fragments and run-ons

Develop well-constructed paragraphs in short essays (introductory paragraph with a thesis statement, two body paragraphs, and concluding paragraph) using different genres such as simple narrative, informative, summary, or expressive paragraphs with some attention to personal voice

Synthesize and analyze multiple different sources in own words

Determine the purpose for listening and follow spoken directions to complete a task

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