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 Course Title:   ESL Level 4 (High Intermediate ESL)

 Title Abbreviation:   ESL LEVEL 4

 Department:    ESL

 Course #:    14

 Credits:    12

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    12

 CIP:    320304

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

ESL Level 4 (High Intermediate ESL). Non-transfer credit course for 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 211-220 on a CASAS appraisal test. (Note: credits variable from 1 to 12 credits.)



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  

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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 4 as measured by approved assessment tools, procedures, and methodologies.
    • Reading: Adults performing at Level 4 can read and comprehend words and word groups in multiple pages of simple text to independently accomplish simple, well-defined and structured reading activities in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Writing: Adults performing at Level 4 can write short, structured paragraphs on familiar topics with some effort but with few errors to independently accomplish simple, well defined, and structured writing activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Speaking: Adults performing at Level 4 can speak fluently and accurately in familiar settings with one or more familiar listeners (either face-to-face or in a brief telephone conversation) when a moderately high level of support is provided (in the form of written, visual, or verbal prompts). There may be some errors in pronunciation, but with repetition, speech can usually be understood 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 leaner goals.