Feb 23, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog 
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ABE 023 - ESL Literacy Level 1

10 Credits

Designed for adults who may not be literate in any language and/or who have extremely limited proficiency in the English language. Integrates the instruction of listening, speaking, reading, writing and technology skills. ESL 1 is equivalent to CASAS scores between 181-193.


Designed to Serve  

This course is designed to serve ESL students whose English proficiency is at the literacy level (CASAS score of 180 and below).

Active Date 20170731T09:56:44

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Range 5-12
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 110
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline

1. Entrance assessment of existing skill level. 
2. Introduction to and mastery of Level 1 Exit criteria and SLOs through class assignments, small group work and lecture.
3. Exit assessment of existing skill level. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to speak with a partner following topic prompts

Demonstrate the ability to speak clearly in front of class

Demonstrate ability to read many different beginning level texts (Lexile 190-530) by completing comprehension activities

Identify evidence within text to ask and answer questions

Demonstrate the ability to use the writing process to generate several (6+) original sentences on a specific topic,  both on paper and using technology

Accurately use Level 1 writing conventions, learned vocabulary and grammar

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