Catalog 2020-2021 
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Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABED 080 ESL/ABED College Transition

3-15 credits

This course assists ESL/ABED student transition into technical and academic programs. It is comprised of six modules - Reading and Study Skills, College and Career Exploration, College Oral Communication, Grammar, Writing skills, and Digital Literacy. Students can take any module or combination of modules according to their need and skills.

Prerequisites: EASL 050  or placement by assessment (NRS ESL 6 or ABE 4).

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

College Oral Communication (3 credits)

  • Self-identify and plan to address needs pertaining to fluency, vocabulary, and pronunciation in college communication
  • Recognize the influence of one’s native language and develop accent reduction strategies
  • Take information from short lectures and use it for other tasks such as tests and group discussions
  • Reword statements, ask for clarification, and apply appropriate strategies for helping others to understand him/her

College and Career Exploration (3 credits)

  • Set realistic educational goals and demonstrate understanding of English and Math class sequence
  • Identify class sequence, prerequisites, and campus contact for desired technical program
  • Plan a visit of at least one hour to a relevant college class/desired technical program, interview the instructor and/or a student in the class, and prepare a report based on the interview and observation
  • Access campus resources such as the tutoring center, the writing center, the testing center, and the financial aid office

Reading and Study Skills (3 credits)

  • Monitor and enhance reading speed by keeping a reading log
  • Apply reading comprehension skills (skimming, scanning, and breaking down larger phrases) to authentic college-level reading selections
  • Read timed readings and answer comprehension questions and/or summarize
  • Demonstrate knowledge of time management, organization, and test taking strategies.

Grammar (3 credits)

  • Use grammar structures correctly in order to participate effectively in a variety of academic situations, including discussions/presentations, written assignments, student study groups, and office meetings with college instructors
  • Employ knowledge of word parts to guess the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary
  • Identify and improve English language skills and grammar structures as related to transitioning into developmental and college-level English classes

Writing Skills (3 credits)

  • Create effective paragraphs/essays using the writing process
  • Exercise and apply basic critical thinking skills
  • Edit and revise college-level writing

Digital Literacy (3 credits)

  • Explain the components of a computer, explore operating system basics, and effectively use a mouse and a keyboard
  • Connect to the Internet, browse Web pages, navigate Web sites, use search engines, and exchange e-mail with others
  • Demonstrate familiarity with fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases

Total Hours: 30 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 30