Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EASL 030 High Beginning ESL

1-15 credits

In this course students will practice and improve communication skills with an equal emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: EASL 016  or equivalent placement score.

Quarters Offered: All

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


  • Listening
    • Distinguish voice patterns for questions, statements and imperatives
    • Understand and respond to conversations, instructions, and narratives in the form of basic connected discourse on familiar topics related to personal background/needs and everyday tasks
    • Apply background knowledge to understand the intent of the speaker
  • Speaking
    • Use vocabulary related to common/everyday topics or personal experience  and basic sentence structure in familiar/predictable communication tasks
    • Use simple strategies (such as making and responding requests for feedback repetition, and rephrasing) to meet the speaking purpose
  • Reading
    • Demonstrate familiarity with simple, everyday knowledge and vocabulary
    • Read simple stories and understand main messages
    • Use various strategies such as restating and rephrasing text, and use a simplified dictionary
  • Writing
    • Complete information on forms
    • Use familiar vocabulary and simple sentence structure to produce several sentences on a topic
    • Make simple edits of grammar, capitalization, spelling, and punctuation

Total Hours: 150 Lecture Hours: 150