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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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ABE 4 - ESL 1: Reading and Writing

15 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
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 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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