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ABE 007 - ESL 1 Writing

15 Credits
Designed for adults who have extremely limited proficiency in the English language. Integrates the instruction of listening, speaking, reading, writing and technology skills with a focus on writing. ESL 1W is equivalent to CASAS scores 194-206.

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 1 in listening, speaking, and reading but still need to pass level 1 writing or who demonstrate proficiency suitable for Level 1W.
Active Date 20200110T12:56:17

Grading Basis Credit/Non-Credit
Range 1-15
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 165
Total Contact Hours 165
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline

  • Entrance assessment of existing skill level.
  • Introduction to and mastery of ESL 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 ask and answer questions with a partner

Demonstrate the ability to present information for an audience using technology

Demonstrate the ability to critically read and summarize a variety of texts for different purposes  (Lexile 420-650)

Demonstrate the ability to use evidence from 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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