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 Course Title:   High Intermediate Academic ESL - Reading & Writing

 Title Abbreviation:   HIGH INTERM AESL R/W

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    65

 Credits:    9

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    9

 CIP:    320306

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

ELA students with clearly defined academic develop language-learning strategies and habits to successfully demonstrate academic English abilities in settings approaching those to be encountered in a college setting.


Prerequisite: CASAS testing and permission of Basic Skills and Academic ESL department chairs.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 99

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Compose an academic essay, understand basic rhetoric, and avoid plagiarism.
  2. Compose complex sentences, subordinating clauses, and compound-complex sentences.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

Course Contents

  1. Read and demonstrate understanding of 120-150 page novel, to be read outside of class.
  2. Read/write reports on newspaper and magazine articles.
  3. Write well-formed paragraphs/essays using clear organization, topic sentences/conclusions, specific support, transition signals, paragraph unity.
  4. Write smooth and well-connected compositions of more than 3 paragraphs using the following styles: description, narration, comparison/contrast.
  5. Attend a library orientation to learn to use the general reference collection.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply the following reading skills: using context clues, skimming for the general idea, scanning for specific information.
  7. Demonstrate comprehension of written material through paraphrasing and summarizing; write weekly journals.
  8. Increase facilty with verb tenses: clauses, future progressive, past/present perfect & perfect progressive, future perfect, modals; passive voice; conditionals; contractions used in the above tenses; question formation as applicable to the above tenses; cause and effect constructions.