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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 18, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EASL 040 Low Intermediate ESL

1-15 credits

Students continue improving their communication skills with an emphasis on reading and writing to enhance their participation in the community and on the job.

Prerequisites: EASL 030  or equivalent placement score.

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:


  • Reading
    • Locate important information in short to medium-length texts; skim and scan for main ideas and details
    • Infer meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by drawing on content knowledge and using contextual clues
    • Read and interpret charts, graphs, or maps
  • Writing
    • Write simple and compound sentences with appropriate punctuation and capitalization.
    • Use familiar vocabulary and basic text structure to write a single paragraph to convey an idea with supporting details and/or examples.
    • Make edits of grammar (simple verb tenses), spelling, and sentence structure
  • Speaking
    • Discuss and exchange opinions
    • Discuss personal/employment background
    • Use high-frequency vocabulary, knowledge of basic grammar, and sentence structure in familiar communicative tasks and short presentations
  • Listening
    • Understand and respond to conversations, explanations, instructions, and short narratives of a somewhat complex nature but related to familiar tasks and situations
    • Apply linguistic and background knowledge and strategies  (by taking notes and summarizing main points to understand the main intent and details communicated by speaker)