Catalog 2018-2019 
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Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EASL 015 Beginning ESL Literacy

1-12 credits

This course is for students beginning to study English as a second language. It teaches survival English, with a focus on speaking and listening.

Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score.

Quarters Offered: All

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


  • Listening:
    • Understand the relationship between letters and sounds
    • Respond appropriately to simple questions, statements, and high frequency commands as part of simplified conversations
    • Master a few simple formulas to convey understanding and ask for repetition or clarification


  • Speaking:
    • Apply simple sentences and appropriate nonverbal behavior to express needs
    • Learn basic survival vocabulary to describe objects or report an activity
    • Use a limited set of learned words and phrases related to basic personal information and a limited number of activities in familiar and predictable communication tasks


  • Reading:
    • Demonstrate familiarity with concepts of letter names and sounds (individual consonants and vowels), and common vocabulary
    • Read and understand dates and time in general
    • Recognize everyday words or word groups in short, simple text and on personal information forms applying basic phonics rules


  • Writing:
    • Write upper/lower case letters legibly and appropriately using simple, everyday, highly familiar words (personal names, signatures, addresses)
    • Write numbers (dates, phones #s, prices) and simple phrases to convey information
    • Write simple sentences using the Simple Present and Present Continuous 

Total Hours: 120 Lecture Hours: 120