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ELL 48 - English Language Learning Pathways to Work L4

Credits: 1-15
Provides an introduction for students interested in participating in an I-BEST. Allows students to learn about each I-BEST program and its’ requirements. Gives students the necessary information to choose a program, while teaching the students study skills, employability skills, and improve their English in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: ELL 3 , 30 , 31  or 38 ; and placement test; and instructor consent.

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

  1. Reading: Students will ask and answer questions about key details in a text related to the workplace as well as identify the main topic and retell those key details. With a lot of support, they will describe the connection between two events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. They will ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.  They will use various text features, illustrations and details to locate and describe key facts or information in a text.
  2. Writing: Students, with a lot of support and scaffolding, will write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic related to the workplace, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.  They will also write short narratives in which they include some details about their work history, education and future goals, and they will use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
  3. Speaking and Listening:  Students will ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.  They will describe people, places, things, and events related to the workplace with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly. They will speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas with increasing clarity. Students will follow oral directions and ask for clarification.
  4. Employability skills: Students will use self-awareness and workplace skills to make decisions, work in teams, problem solve and present information.  
  5. Technology and Math Skills: Students will use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to compose and edit a document and create a presentation. Students will learn how to use the internet to research a topic.  Students will learn the meaning of math symbols and use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and measurement.

Program Outcomes
In Reading
•    Cite evidence from the text to analyze and draw inferences
•    Summarize
•    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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