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 Course Title:   ESL Level 5 (Low Advanced ESL)

 Title Abbreviation:   ESL LEVEL 5

 Department:    ESL

 Course #:    15

 Credits:    12

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    12

 CIP:    320305

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

ESL Level 5 (Low Advanced ESL). Non-transfer credit course in listening and observing, speaking, reading, and writing competencies for limited English speaking adults with a goal to improve their English literacy who, at intake, score 221-235 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  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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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 5 as measured by approved assessment tools, procedures, and methodologies.
    • Reading: Adults performing at Level 5 can quickly and accurately 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 5 can write simple narrative, informative, or expressive texts of a few short paragraphs and steps/instructions/commands with some effort but with few errors. They can independently accomplish well-defined and structured writing activities for varied audiences (self, family, workplace, teacher) in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Speaking: Adults performing at Level 5 can speak fluently and accurately in settings and with audiences that may not be entirely familiar when provided with some support (in the form of guided practice, listening to a model, or advance organizers). There may be occasional pronunciation, word choice, or structural errors that hinder understanding, but speech is generally understandable (with repetition) 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.