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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 20, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EASL 065 Advanced ESL

1-15 credits

In this course, students will continue improving communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing to prepare them for transitioning into college programs.

Prerequisites: EASL 050  or equivalent placement.

Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring

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


  • Reading
    • Locate important information, read identified sections for detail and determine missing information
    • Monitor and enhance comprehension using skimming and scanning and question formation techniques
    • Organize and analyze information and reflect upon its meaning using classification, categorization and comparison/contrast
  • Writing
    • Write compound and complex sentences in one-two paragraph texts with few errors
    • Make revisions for clarity and organization and edits for grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and language usage
    • Use familiar and specialized vocabulary including abstract nouns and idioms
  • Listening
    • Understand main ideas in conversations, short lectures, and extended explanations
    • Ask questions for further understanding and to give feedback appropriate to the situation
    • Apply linguistic, socio-cultural, and other background knowledge and strategies to fully understand the intent of the speaker
  • Speaking
    • Use a variety of complex sentence structures in a range of unfamiliar, unpredictable and uncomfortable interactions
    • Employ appropriate strategies to select, organize and relay information
    • Recall and use vocabulary related to daily activities, school, work and social situations