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ABE 027 - ESL 3: Low Intermediate

10 Credits
Designed for adults who have limited proficiency in the English language. Integrates the instruction of listening, speaking, reading, writing and technology skills. ESL 3 is equivalent to CASAS scores 210-218.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve ESL students who have completed Level 2 of the exit criteria or who demonstrate proficiency suitable for Level 3.
Active Date 2014-04-25

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes
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 3 exit criteria and SLOs through class assignments, small group work, and lecture. 3. Exit assessment of existing skill level.

Student Learning Outcomes
Understand most everyday and some unfamiliar words and topics in short to medium-length text of 1-3 pages using some strategies: break words into parts to help understanding; use pronunciation rules; read slowly when needed

Find important information in increasingly complex text using some strategies: scan, read titles and headings

Check and improve your understanding using strategies: remembering; rephrasing; retelling; using a dictionary

Use what you already know to choose things to read and to understand information

Decide the reason for communicating in writing and who the reader is

Follow a highly structured plan to choose and organize a small number of ideas about a single topic

Write a single paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and concluding sentence

Use familiar vocabulary (based on personal experience and learning)

Use correct capitalization, spelling, and punctuation

Write using a variety of sentence types and ESL 3 verb tenses

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