Effective Term: Fall 2014 esl 085 Reading, Writing and Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English IV credit Hours



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Effective Term: Fall 2014
ESL 085 Reading, Writing and Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English IV
Credit Hours: 6.00 Lecture Periods: 6.00 Lab Periods:

Description:

High intermediate-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes content-based units: grammar, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and general skills.


Prerequisite(s): ESL 080 with a C or better or required score on ESL assessment test.

Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.


Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate high intermediate-level grammar into academic written and spoken tasks.

  2. Utilize reading strategies and critical thinking skills to demonstrate comprehension and retention of academic written materials.

  3. Organize and write academic essays using standard writing conventions, revisions, editing techniques, and research skills, while avoiding plagiarism.

  4. Use listening and speaking skills to discuss academic materials; plan, organize and present comprehensible academic presentations; and analyze information in academic lectures.

  5. Integrate a variety of study skills into academic learning.

  6. Use technology and MyPima for assignments and communication.


Outline:

  1. Grammar

  1. Review and expand upon intermediate level grammar

  2. Verb tense and mood

  1. Review perfect tenses

  2. Review passive voice

  3. Modals in active voice

  1. Sentence structure

  1. Simple

  2. Compound

  3. Complex

  4. Compound-complex

  5. Clauses and phrases

  1. Review adjective

  2. Review adverbial

  3. Introduce noun clauses

  1. Parts of speech (nouns)

  1. Definite and indefinite articles

  2. Quantifiers

  3. Count/non-count nouns

  1. Other structures

  1. Phrasal verbs and prepositions

  2. Gerunds and infinitives

  3. Reported and quoted speech

  4. Conditionals

  1. Reading

  1. Pre-reading tasks

  1. Activate background knowledge

  2. Develop new vocabulary

  3. Read titles and sub headings

  4. Make predictions and inferences

  5. Interpret graphs, tables, and illustrations

  6. Skimming and scanning

  1. Critical thinking

  1. Make predictions

  2. Differentiate between facts and opinions

  3. Recognize examples

  4. Differentiate between functions of texts

  5. Identify sides and support of an argument

  6. Identify cause and effect

  7. Draw inferences and conclusions

  8. Identify positive and negative connotations

  9. Recognize purpose, bias, attitude, tone, and register

  10. Explore diverse points of view and perspectives from different sources

  1. Comprehension and retention

  1. Inferencing

  1. Main ideas

  2. Details

  1. Paraphrasing

  2. Summarizing

  3. Acceptance of ambiguity

  4. Graphs and statistics

  5. Organization of information

    1. Outlining

    2. Tables

    3. Flowcharts

  1. Connotation and denotation

  2. Analyzing the inter-relationship of words/phrases

  3. Identifying rhetorical styles

  1. Vocabulary

  1. Context, structural, and syntactic clues

  2. Recognition of parts of speech

  3. Roots, prefixes, suffixes

  4. Effective monolingual dictionary use

  5. Introduce academic word lists

  1. Reading skills

  1. Reading fluency

    1. Reading in groups of words

    2. Skimming

    3. Scanning

    4. Reading speed

    5. Rate flexibility

  1. Identify and use parts of an academic textbook

  1. Writing

  1. Genres

  1. Descriptive

  2. Comparison/contrast

  3. Opinion and/or argumentative

  4. Summary writing

  1. Writing conventions/organization (three academic 3-5 paragraph essays)

  1. Choose and narrow topics

  2. Unity – organize related ideas

  3. Apply standard essay structure

  1. Introduction

  2. Thesis statement

  3. Works cited page

  4. Supporting ideas

  5. Expansion/examples

  6. Conclusion

  7. Coherence within and between paragraphs

  1. Revision/Editing

  1. Revise content

  1. Thesis statement

  2. Development and organization of ideas

  3. Supporting information

  4. Coherence

  5. Unity

  1. Edit for

  1. Spelling

  2. Grammar

  3. Punctuation

  4. Mechanics

  1. Peer reviews

  1. Research

      1. Books

      2. Periodicals

      3. Internet resources (databases, indexes)

      4. Citations: MLA style

  1. Understanding and avoiding plagiarism

  1. Summarizing

  2. Paraphrasing

  3. Quoting

  4. In-text citations

  5. Works cited page

  6. Submission of students’ own words

  1. Listening and Speaking

  1. Pronunciation

  1. Fluency – formal/informal register

  2. Paralinguistic elements

  1. Facial expressions

  2. Body language

  3. Tone of voice

  1. Listening comprehension

  1. Use context and background knowledge to aid comprehension

  2. Identify speakers, setting, tone, and purpose

  3. Understand gist, general ideas, and specific information in academic passages

  4. Note-taking

  1. Speaking and communicative functions

  1. Academic classroom functions (participate appropriately in whole class, small group, and pair activities)

  2. Discussion functions

  1. Express and support and opinion/position

  2. Agree/disagree politely

  1. Presentation functions – deliver 15-20 minute group oral presentation

  1. Note cards

  2. Audio visual aids

  3. Non-verbals

  4. Response to questions

  1. Critical Thinking

  1. Make predictions

  2. Analyze cause and effect

  3. Evaluate and draw conclusions from arguments or assertions from different sources

  1. Study Skills

  1. Use of syllabus

  2. Organization of course materials

  3. Interpretation of teacher feedback

  4. Use of various study techniques

  1. Flashcards

  2. Categorization

  3. Mnemonic devices

  4. Study groups

  1. Note taking

  1. Taking accurate notes

  2. Using notes to answer questions

  1. Testing-taking skills (including essay question format)

  1. Technology/Introduction to MyPima


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