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ABE 002 - ESL Pre-Literacy

10 Credits
Designed for adults who have little to no literacy in their native language and 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 190 and below.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve ESL students whose English proficiency is at the pre-literacy level.
Active Date 2014-06-06

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
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 Pre-Literacy Exit criteria and SLOs through class assignments, small group work and lecture. 3. Exit assessment of existing skill level.

Student Learning Outcomes
Recognize everyday words or word groups by decoding letter-sound correspondence, isolating and saying first and last sounds, naming pictures to isolate and say initial sounds, sounding out words by segmenting words into separate sounds and syllables, combining or blending sounds, recognizing simple rhyming word patterns, or recalling oral vocabulary and sight words.

Understand concepts of print, letter shapes, letter names and sounds (individual consonants and vowels, digraphs and blends), and common vocabulary.

Find familiar words in a list.

Use very simple reading strategies such as rereading or making word lists.

Use what you already know to understand information in simple phrases

Follow directions about audience and purpose for writing.

Follow a highly structured model to organize information about self, immediate needs or everyday topics in lists or a few sentences by copying and substituting.

Write all letters of the alphabet and numbers and correctly use simple, everyday, highly familiar words, numbers and simple phrases to communicate about personal names, signatures, addresses, dates, phone numbers, and prices

Make a few simple changes of handwriting, spelling, and punctuation, after others or the teacher read your paper and give suggestions.

Understand and respond to simple words and phrases in simple questions, statements, high frequency commands, short conversations, explanations, instructions, simple narratives

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