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 Course Title:   ELA Level 4 (High Intermediate ESL)

 Title Abbreviation:   ELA LEVEL 4

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    14

 Credits:    15

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    15

 CIP:    320304

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

ELA Level 4 (High Intermediate ESL). Students improve English listening, speaking, reading, and writing and comprehension with a goal to develop college and career readiness skills.


Completion of ELA 013 or appropriate placement.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 165

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. Communicate in writing and revise based on feedback using the appropriate components the following:
    • A narrative with sequenced events using transition signals.
    • A descriptive paragraph
    • A structured summary paragraph including topic sentence, supporting details, and concluding sentence.
  2. Determine the meaning of general and content specific works and phrases in a text relevant to a specific topic.
  3. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
  4. Ask and answer questions (who, what, when, where, why, how) to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  5. Use information from illustrations (maps, photographs, graphs, etc) to demonstrate understanding of the text and to support the main idea.
  6. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes and decode words with common Latin suffixes.
  7. Identify nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
  8. Form and use simple verb tenses (past, present and future) of regular verbs and the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.
  9. Apply the conventions of spelling including capitalization of holidays, product names, and geographic names.
  10. Consult reference materials including print and online dictionaries to correct and check spelling and determine word meaning.
  11. Apply reading strategies to effectively read out loud from a level-appropriate text.
  12. Analyze and discuss level-appropriate text including asking questions, responding to discourse, and expanding on comments of others.
  13. Demonstrate ability to take written notes on an audio /video recording or oral presentation.
  14. Apply English language skills and knowledge to understanding basic math problems and interpreting graphs and data.
  15. Demonstrate basic computer skills needed for CANVAS access, completion of course assignments, communication, basic internet research, and presentations with visual components.

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.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

Course Contents

  1. Personal and professional development
  2. College and community knowledge and success
  3. Digital Information literacy