Apr 13, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog
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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

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve ESL students who have completed the exit criteria of ESL Level 4 or who demonstrate proficiency suitable for Level 5.
Active Date 20200110T13:10:06

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes Range 1-10
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 30
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 110 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 110
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline

  • Entrance assessment of existing skill level.
  • Introduction to and mastery of Level 5 exit criteria and SLOs through class assignments, small group work, and lecture.
  • Exit assessment of existing skill level.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to discuss, summarize, and analyze a variety of academic and non-academic topics

Demonstrate the ability to present a well-analyzed and logically-sequenced presentation on an academic topic using clear pronunciation

Demonstrate the ability to critically read, summarize, and analyze a variety of texts for different purposes (Lexile 830-1010)

Demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions, make inferences, and provide analyses using evidence from texts (Lexile 830-1010)

Accurately use the writing process to generate an organized and unified five-paragraph essay, using citations as appropriate, both on paper and using technology

Accurately use Level 5 writing conventions, learned academic vocabulary, and grammar

Effectively use technology to communicate and collaborate with others

Effectively use technology to conduct online research

Use transition skills appropriate for ESL 5

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