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ELL 3 - ELL Community-Based Level 3

Credits: 1-12
Low Intermediate level community-based English class for ELL students. Students study reading, writing, speaking and listening. This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: ELL 2 , 20 , 21  or 28 ; and placement test; and instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Read and comprehend words in small blocks of simple text, slowly but easily and with few errors, to independently accomplish simple, well-defined and structured reading activities in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.
  2. Write several simple sentences on familiar topics with some effort and errors to independently accomplish simple, well defined, and structured writing activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.
  3. Speak mostly short utterances (sometimes inaccurate, incomplete sentences and sometimes fluent and accurate sentences that may be expansions of learned materials and stock phrases) in familiar settings with a familiar audience (usually face-to-face with one person) when provided with a high level of support (in the form of written, visual, or verbal prompts). Pronunciation may be inaccurate or non-standard and speech may be difficult to understand even by a skilled, supportive listener.
  4. Listen for structured and well-defined purposes related to maintaining personal conversations, acquiring information, or completing basic transactions, either face-to-face or in a brief telephone conversation when language is somewhat simplified and frequent opportunities for repetition, rewording and clarification are provided. For English language learners, level of ease using English is growing but varies depending on the level of familiarity with the audience and purpose and the stressfulness of the context.

*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.
Program Outcomes
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:

In Reading
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

In Writing
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
Write narratives
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
Analyze arguments
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.

College-wide Outcomes

  • 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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