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ABE 038 - ESL 3 Writing

15 Credits
Designed for adults who have some proficiency in the English language. Integrates the instruction of listening, speaking, reading, writing and technology skills with a focus on writing. ESL 3W is equivalent to CASAS scores 219-228.

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 3 in listening, speaking, and reading but still need to pass level 3 writing or who demonstrate proficiency suitable for Level 3W.
Active Date 20200110T13:10:08

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Range 1-15
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 165
Total Contact Hours 165
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline

  • Entrance assessment of existing skill level. 
  • Introduction to mastery of Level 3 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 and summarize a variety of academic and non-academic topics

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

Demonstrate the ability to critically read, summarize, and make connections to a variety of texts for different purposes (Lexile 740-940)

Demonstrate the ability to use evidence from texts to draw conclusions, make inferences and/or answer questions (Lexile 740-940)

Accurately use the writing process to generate 2-3 organized paragraphs both on paper and using technology

Accurately use Level 3 writing conventions, learned vocabulary and grammar

Demonstrate the ability to use technology to communicate and collaborate with others and conduct online research

Use transition skills appropriate to ESL 3

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