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ELL 50 High Intermediate ELL

9-15 credits
In this course, students practice and improve communication skills to function effectively in various life situations and to explore program opportunities.

Prerequisites: ELL 40  or INTL 40  (or placement into ELL 50)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Reading
    • Recognize unfamiliar and some specialized words by breaking words into parts and using contextual clues           
    • Monitor and enhance comprehension by recognizing key words and posing and answering questions 
    • Organize information using some strategies, such as recall, restatement, simple sequencing and simple categorization
  • Writing
    • Develop a writing process to brainstorm, organize, and revise compositions
    • Write essays that include a thesis statement, topic sentences, and supporting details
    • Identify and use fundamental grammar, correct sentence structure, and punctuation principles
    • Develop proofreading skills
  • Listening
    • Respond appropriately to extended explanations and narratives, detailed instructions and complex conversations
    • Use a wide range of strategies effectively to repair gaps in understanding and give feedback
    • Apply linguistic, socio-cultural, and other background knowledge and strategies to understand the intent of the speaker
  • Speaking
    • Use basic grammar and a variety of sentence types in a range of somewhat unfamiliar or unpredictable communication tasks
    • Elaborate with some detail and examples and select the most important information to relay
    • Recall and use sufficient oral vocabulary related to personal experience and everyday activities, some idioms

Total Hours: 90-150 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 90-150