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 Course Title:   ESL Level 2 (Beginning ESL)

 Title Abbreviation:   ESL LEVEL 2

 Department:    ESL

 Course #:    12

 Credits:    12

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    12

 CIP:    320302

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

ESL Level 2 (Beginning ESL). 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 181-200 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 State Adult Learning Standards for ESL Level 2 as measured by approved assessment tools, procedures, and methodologies.
    • Reading: Adults performing at Level 2 can read and comprehend words in sentences, slowly with some repetition and with few errors, to independently accomplish simple, well-defined and structured reading activities in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Writing: Adults performing at Level 2 can write simple sentences on familiar topics with some effort and errors to independently accomplish simple, well defined, and structured writing activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Speaking: Adults performing at Level 2 can comprehend the gist of simple conversations and explanations on familiar topics in face-to-face situations when tasks are highly structured and include supports, such as visual cues, pre-learning of new vocabulary and phrases, or collaborative listening. Text is considerably adjusted for listeners who usually require a slower rate of speech with frequent opportunities for repetition or rephrasing.
    • Speaking addendum: For English language learners, level of ease and confidence in using English may be low, even in familiar contexts.

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 leaner goals.