Catalog 2018-2019 
    Oct 23, 2020  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EASL 085 ESL/ABE Learning Strategies

6 credits
This course contextualizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening with metacognitive and self-regulation skills. Upper-level ESL/ABE students build resilience and motivation to transition into college-level classes. The course addresses language learning styles and navigating the US academic culture. Students learn research-based techniques to reduce college and cultural-related anxiety and improve self-confidence in one’s abilities to succeed.

Prerequisites: EASL 040  (or equivalent CASAS placement) and instructor permission

Corequisites: EASL 050  or higher

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

  • Compare and contrast learning styles as applicable to one’s language learning IQ
  • Identify and use strategies to balance reflective with impulsive language learning styles
  • Describe and employ techniques to balance right-brain with left-brain preferences
  • Identify the influence of one’s native language and English-specific self-confidence
  • Explain affective (emotions, mindsets, attitudes) influence on the learning process
  • Develop individualized plan for developing self-confidence and lowering anxiety
  • Explain and apply emotional self-regulation skills during tests and presentations
  • Compare and contrast US academic culture with one’s native academic culture
  • Demonstrate college and career readiness (CCR) skills aligned with the national CCR standards

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 60