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 Course Title:   ESL Level 3 (Low Intermediate ESL)

 Title Abbreviation:   ESL LEVEL 3

 Department:    ESL

 Course #:    13

 Credits:    12

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    12

 CIP:    320303

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

ESL Level 3 (Low Intermediate 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 201-210 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 3 as measured by approved assessment tools, procedures, and methodologies.
    • Reading: Adults performing at Level 3 can read and comprehend words in small blocks of simple text, slowly but easily 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 3 can write several 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 3 can listen for structured and well-defined purposes related to maintaining personal conversations, acquiring information, or completing basic transactions, either face-to-face or in a brief telephone conversation when language is somewhat simplified and frequent opportunities for repetition, rewording and clarification are provided.
    • Speaking addendum: For English language learners, level of ease using English is growing but varies depending on the level of familiarity with the audience and purpose and the stressfulness of the context.

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.