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 Course Title:   ESL LEVEL 6 (High Advanced ESL)

 Title Abbreviation:   ESL LEVEL 6

 Department:    ESL

 Course #:    16

 Credits:    12

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    12

 CIP:    320306

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

ESL Level 6 (High Advanced 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 236 or more 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 6 as measured by approved assessment tools, procedures, and methodologies.
    • Reading: Adults performing at Level 6 can read and comprehend a variety of texts at an appropriate pace and with good comprehension to independently accomplish structured reading activities in a variety of familiar settings.
    • Writing: Adults performing at Level 6 can write coherent steps or a few well-constructed paragraphs easily and with few errors to independently accomplish well defined and structured writing activities for varied purposes (such as for personal expression, to inform, to persuade or to complete a task) and audiences in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.
    • Speaking: Adults performing at Level 6 can function independently in most social and work situations and comprehend relatively complex and unstructured conversations or presentations requiring the integration and summary of several data sources or media with limited need for guidance and repetition and with few errors.
    • Speaking addendum 1: Adults at this level may have some difficulty following the coherence or thematic organization of longer connected discourse or may have difficulty understanding when time frames and tense markers are complex.
    • Speaking addendum 2: They can understand most English language communication at normal speed and often can function successfully (with some support) in adult education classrooms (such as GED classes) with native English speakers, although they may still lack full comfort and ease conversing with native speakers.

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.