SUBMITTAL DATE:  9/07/08

WWCC COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE TITLE: English as a Second Language  Level III

DEPT. PREFIX: E 120 COURSE NUMBER:    ESL 020

NUMBER OF CREDITS:   1-9             CLASS HOURS PER WEEK:   10

PREREQUISITE: Students need a CASAS Appraisal (form 20) score of 191+

GENERAL ED. CORE CLASS:   No                    DIVISION:    Transitional

LOCATION: Main Campus

NAME OF TEXTBOOK:    Stand Out  Thomson & Heinle

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Ellen Harley       CAMPUS PHONE: 3688

COURSE TOPICS: (see attach)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  A course designed for ESL students who want to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills beyond survival level. Skills are taught through civics themes to enrich students' vocabulary, grammar and awareness of different cultures.

TYPE OF INSTRUCTION USED IN THIS COURSE: Lecture

EVALUATION DEVICES: ESL CASAS test, oral and written quizzes

TESTING POLICY: 80% quiz passes

HOMEWORK POLICY:    90% homework production

GRADING POLICY:   students will earn Mastery, Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory

LEARNING OUTCOMES EXPECTED OF STUDENTS AT THE COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE:
Upon completing ESL level 3, a limited English proficient adult will be able to understand short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary and to respond appropriately to verbal and non-verbal communication, including telephone calls on familiar subjects; speak so others can understand and to express basic survival and social needs;  read with understanding about familiar subjects of material with a clear structure, interpret actions required in specific written directions, and to use context to determine meaning;  convey ideas by writing and editing simple paragraphs on familiar topics, and fill out basic medical forms and job applications; reflect on their goals, use most basic computer software to word process.