ELL 044 - ELL Conversation Support Level 4
Provides additional support for current students in ELL 040 and 048 who need to improve their conversational skills. This is a pass/no credit course.
Prerequisite: ELL 003 , 030 , 031 or 038 ; and placement test; and instructor’s permission.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Speak more fluently with increased vocabulary and improved pronunciation, intonation and word stress.
- Know the differences between formal and informal speech.
- Use your conversational skills to actively participate in class, other classes and outside of class at work, home, and within the community.
- Enhance your active listening skills.
- Improve your ability to manage conversations, recognize when listeners don’t understand and be able to provide clarification, have a positive attitude toward speaking and an increased confidence in speaking, as well as be self-motivated, independent learners.
*The outcomes will be adjusted in depth and intensity depending on the credits for which the classes are offered. More intensity and depth can include: multi-level cohort activities, class projects, guest speakers, field trips, and expanded language development and application in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
We are now using the Career and College Readiness Standards from the National Reporting System. When students are ready to leave our program in level 6, they can do the following:
Cite evidence from the text to analyze and draw inferences
Use context to determine meaning
Analyze how texts are organized
Determine points of view
Understand graphs, charts, diagrams, maps
Delineate and evaluate arguments
Compare and contrast texts
Be familiar with affixes and roots
Understand similes and metaphors
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to the task and audience
Write to inform, explain, examine and convey ideas
Write arguments with reasons and evidence
Introduce and develop a topic
Create cohesion and clarify relationships between ideas
Revise, edit, rewrite
Do short research project drawing on several cited sources
In Speaking & Listening
Actively participate in conversations
Build on the ideas of others
Express opinions clearly and persuasively
Work in groups to discuss, pose, and answer questions
Contribute relevant comments and observations
Evaluate soundness of speakers’ reasoning and sufficiency of evidence
Adapt speech to formal/informal circumstances
Give clear, effective presentations integrating multi-media
By the time you leave level 6, you should have control over these parts of grammar:
punctuation, present, past, future, continuous, present perfect, past perfect, modals, gerunds, infinitives, questions and negative statements, pronouns and prepositions, active and passive voice
compound and complex sentences.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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