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ELL 8 - ELL Community-Based Literacy Level

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

Enrollment Requirement: Placement test and instructor consent.

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

  1. Read and comprehend learned words in a few simple phrases and basic personal information slowly and with some effort but with few errors, to independently accomplish simple, well defined, and structured reading activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.
  2. Write individual words, simple phrases and a few very simple sentences slowly and with some effort and some errors. They can independently accomplish simple, well defined, and highly structured writing activities in a few comfortable and familiar settings.
  3. Speak learned and rehearsed words and phrases with hesitation and some inaccuracy in a familiar setting with a familiar audience (usually face-to-face with one person). A high level of support is provided (in the form of written, visual, or verbal prompts). Pronunciation may be inaccurate or nonstandard and speech may, at times, be difficult to understand even by a skilled, supportive listener.
  4. Comprehend the gist of short, simple conversations and explanations on familiar, learned topics in face-to-face situations when tasks are highly structured and include supports, such as visual cues, pre-learning of new vocabulary and phrases, or collaborative listening. Text is considerably adjusted for listeners who require a slower rate of speech with frequent opportunities for repetition or rephrasing. For English language learners, level of ease and confidence in using English may be low, even in familiar contexts.

*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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