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ESL 005
ELA Foundations


Credits: 1- 12
Clock Hours per Quarter: 135

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:106    Lab Hours:27


Description
This foundational skills course is directed toward fostering students' understanding and working knowledge of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system. The skills are not an end in and of themselves; rather, they are necessary and important components of an effective, comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of types and disciplines. In this course students will achieve foundational reading skills anchors as specified by the College Career and Readiness Standards for Adult Education produced by U.S. Department od Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Prerequisite: Placement by CASAS of 185, oral screen, or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Function in immediate need situations.
  • Write all numbers and letters of the alphabet
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of simple, everyday, highly familiar words and numbers in very simple phrases to convey information
  • Decode familiar concepts of print, letter shapes, and simple everyday content knowledge and common vocabulary in simple sentences
  • Monitor accuracy of decoding and word recognition using various learned reading strategies
  • Demonstrate use of prior knowledge and common vocabulary in very simple sentences and understand the information they contain
  • Demonstrate use of simple strategies such as gestures, eye contact, and very simple requests from the listener to monitor effectiveness of the communication to achieve the speaking purpose
  • Apply knowledge of verbal and non-verbal skills appropriate to the context to enhance communication
  • Use non-verbal and visual clues to understand the basic intent of the speaker and to meet the purpose of communciation

  • Course Topics
  • Topics are selected from CASAS core competencies and Washington Adult Learning Standards
  • Additional topics are determined based upon specific learning needs of ESL level 3 students

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ESL 005
    Spring 2016
    8506
    Andrew Gallagher
    ESL 005
    Spring 2016
    9348
    Shareen Knowles
    ESL 005
    Winter 2016
    8506
    Andrew Gallagher
    ESL 005
    Winter 2016
    9348
    Shareen Knowles
    ESL 005
    Winter 2016
    9414
    Roberto Figueroa


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
    X
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.