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ABE 023 - ESL 1: Literacy Level

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.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve This course is designed to serve ESL students whose English proficiency is at the literacy level (CASAS scores between 181-193).
Active Date 20200303T13:40:11

Grading Basis Credit/Non-Credit
Range 5-12
Class Limit 35
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 110
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline

  • Entrance assessment of existing skill level.
  • Introduction to and mastery of Level 1 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 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

Demonstrate the ability to 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

Use transition skills appropriate for ESL 1

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