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English as a Second Language

Course NumberENG 105W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours75
Course DescriptionAids the speaker of English as a second language with intermediate and advanced English language skills to communicate in academic and social settings. Includes speaking, listening, reading, composition, non-verbal communication and American culture. (75-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Use English orally and in writing to interact effectively in an academic setting.
  1. Follow oral and written directions, implicit and explicit.
  2. Request and provide clarification
  3. Participate in whole-class and small-group discussions
  4. Ask and answer questions
  5. Explain actions
  6. Respond to other people's ideas and opinions
  7. Express likes, dislikes and needs

Use English to obtain and process information in spoken and written form
  1. Compare and contrast information
  2. Gather information orally and in writing
  3. Select, connect and explain information
  4. Analyze, synthesize and infer from information
  5. Respond to the work of peers and others
  6. Hypothesize and predict
  7. Formulate and ask questions
  8. Explain and produce vocabulary in context

Use appropriate reading and oral strategies to construct and apply academic knowledge
  1. Connect new information to that previously learned
  2. Seek assistance appropriately
  3. Scan resources to determine appropriateness to topic
  4. Skim texts to determine key points
  5. Take notes to summarize main points of oral or written information
  6. Rephrase and summarize to check comprehension

Use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways in speaking and writing
  1. Use formality appropriate to audience and setting
  2. Recognize and use standard English and slang appropriately
  3. Respond to and use idioms appropriately
  4. Respond to and use humor appropriately
  5. Determine appropriate topics for interaction
  6. Make polite requests
  7. Give and receive compliments, show gratitude, apologize, express anger or impatience, and interrupt politely
  8. Interpret and respond appropriately to nonverbal cues and body language
  9. Use acceptable tone, volume, stress and intonation in various settings
  10. Recognize and adjust behavior in response to nonverbal cues

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

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