Dec 09, 2023
ABE 4 - ESL 1: Reading and Writing15 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 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 20200110T12:56:14
Grading Basis Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes Range 1-15
Class Limit 35
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 165
Total Contact Hours 165
- 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 ability to read many different beginning level texts (Lexile 190-530) by completing comprehension activities
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 to ESL 1
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