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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EASL 050 High Intermediate ESL

1-15 credits

Students will practice and improve communication skills to function effectively in various life situations and to explore program opportunities.

Prerequisites: EASL 040  or equivalent placement score.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

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


  • Reading
    • Recognize unfamiliar and some specialized words by breaking words into parts and using contextual clues           
    • Monitor and enhance comprehension by recognizing key words and posing and answering questions 
    • Organize information using some strategies, such as recall, restatement, simple sequencing and simple categorization
  • Writing
    • Write a simple narrative, informative, or expressive paragraph
    • Use strategies to identify, brainstorm and organize ideas to support a single purpose such as to convey personal experience, meet a specific need or respond to recent learning
    • Make edits of grammar, spelling, sentence structure, language usage and text structure
  • Listening
    • Understand and respond appropriately to extended explanations and narratives, detailed instructions and complex conversations
    • Use a wide range of strategies effectively to repair gaps in understanding and give feedback
    • Apply linguistic, socio-cultural, and other background knowledge and strategies to understand the intent of the speaker
  • Speaking
    • Use basic grammar and a variety of sentence types in a range of somewhat unfamiliar or unpredictable communication tasks
    • Elaborate with some detail and examples and select the most important information to relay
    • Recall and use sufficient oral vocabulary related to personal experience and everyday activities, some idioms