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

EASL 053 Healthcare Bridge I

6 credits

This course is designed to assist ESL students in their transition into Allied Health Programs, by offering language instruction in the context of Health/ Healthcare.

Prerequisites: Completion of level 4 or equivalent placement scores and interest in one of the Allied Health Programs at LWTech.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer

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

  • Demonstrate familiarity with key A&P concepts (body makeup and systems, etc) and master basic vocabulary (in terms of spelling, pronunciation and word use) related to Health/Healthcare
  • Apply basic reading comprehension skills (skimming, scanning, and breaking down larger phrases) to authentic reading selections used in Allied Health Programs; read timed readings and answer comprehension questions and/or summarize
  • Identify the three basic component parts of a word and apply word building rules to infer meaning of basic health/medical terminology
  • Differentiate among verb tenses, use Passive Voice (basics tenses) correctly, form the plural of medical nouns, and use adjectives to compare
  • Write an extended paragraph with the following methods of development: narration, description, cause/effect, and process analysis
  • Use simple sentence combining techniques to write paragraphs/case studies
  • Set realistic goals, keep a reading log, and keep track of wpm, and improve test-taking skills
  • Identify class sequence and campus contact for desired program
  • Plan a visit of at least one hour to a relevant college class, interview the instructor and/or a student in the class, and prepare a report based on the interview and observation
  • Plan a project with a classmate to present to the class on topics of intercultural issues in healthcare (involves contact with native speakers)
  • Use a CD and a floppy disk, create and save a document, and use bars, buttons, and icons; become familiar with basic word-processing skills and improve typing speed; access relevant web pages


Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 60