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

EASL 016 Low Beginning ESL

1-12 credits

This course continues teaching basic functional English but has an increasing emphasis on beginning reading and writing.

Prerequisites: EASL 015  or equivalent placement score.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

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


  • Listening:
    • Understand and respond to simple requests and to ask for repetition and clarification
    • Differentiate statements from questions based on grammar and intonation
    • Use sentences and appropriate non-verbal and visual clues to express needs
  • Speaking:
    • Use basic vocabulary and simple sentence structure to describe people or objects
    • Use a limited set of learned words, phrases, and short sentences related to basic personal information
    • Initiate and maintain simple conversations by applying such strategies as gestures, eye contact, and simple, repeated requests
  • Reading:
    • Read and understand schedules, calendars, and other data sources
    • Use context clues to decode and recognize familiar words in short, simple text by breaking words into parts
    • Read and understand U.S. measurement for weight, volume, distance, and temperature
    • Read short passages and identify the main idea and some details
  • Writing:
    • Fill out personal information and other forms accurately and neatly
    • Use everyday vocabulary to write a few related sentences on a single topic
    • Make simple edits of grammar, capitalization, spelling, and punctuation based on review and feedback from others

Total Hours: 120 Lecture Hours: 120