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 Course Title:   ESL Level 1 (Beginning ESL Literacy)

 Title Abbreviation:   ESL LEVEL 1

 Department:    ESL

 Course #:    11

 Credits:    12

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    12

 CIP:    320301

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

ESL Level 1 (Beginning ESL Literacy). Non-transfer credit course in listening and observing, speaking, reading, and writing competencies for limited English-proficient adults with a goal to improve their English literacy who, at intake, score less than 181 on a CASAS appraisal test. (Note: credits variable from 1 to 12 credits.)

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 132

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the Washington Adult Learning Standards for ESL Level 1 as measured by standardized and performance-based assessment tools using approved procedures and methods.
    • Reading: Adults performing at Level 1 can read and comprehend learned words in a few simple phrases and basic personal information slowly and with some effort but with few errors, to independently accomplish simple, well defined, and structured reading activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Writing: Adults performing at Level 1 can write individual words, simple phrases and a few very simple sentences slowly and with some effort and some errors. They can independently accomplish simple, well defined, and highly structured writing activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Speaking: Adults performing at Level 1 can speak learned and rehearsed words and phrases with hesitation and some inaccuracy in a familiar setting with a familiar audience (usually face-to-face with one person). A high level of support is provided (in the form of written, visual, or verbal prompts). Pronunciation may be inaccurate or nonstandard and speech may, at times, be difficult to understand even by a skilled, supportive listener.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Content is based on the Washington State Adult Learning Standards and individual learner goals.