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ELL 85 - English For Women’s Health Level 5

Credits: 1-5
Provides high-intermediate ELL students with opportunity to practice and improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in the context of women’s health. This is a pass/no credit course.

Enrollment Requirement: ELL 40  or 41  or 48 ; and placement test; and instructor consent.

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

  1. Use level appropriate vocabulary to express concerns, describe symptoms and share experiences related to women’s health.
  2. Ask and answer questions to seek help about women’s health issues.
  3. Respond to written questions in a women’s health context with appropriate detail.
  4. Use reading strategies to understand important information in a text.
  5. Improve communication skills when interacting with health professionals and advocating for oneself.
  6. Demonstrate ability to navigate community resources regarding women’s health.
  7. Practice level appropriate listening strategies while interacting with women’s health guest speakers.

Program Outcomes
  1. Cite evidence from the text to analyze and draw inferences
  2. Summarize texts
  3. Use context to determine meaning
  4. Analyze how texts are organized
  5. Determine points of view
  6. Comprehend graphs, charts, diagrams, maps
  7. Delineate and evaluate arguments
  8. Compare and contrast texts
  9. Identify affixes and roots
  10. Use similes and metaphors
  11. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to the task and audience
  12. Write to inform, explain, examine and convey ideas
  13. Write arguments with reasons and evidence
  14. Write narratives
  15. Introduce and develop a topic
  16. Create cohesion and clarify relationships between ideas
  17. Revise, edit, rewrite
  18. Complete short research project drawing on several cited sources
  19. Actively participate in conversations
  20. Analyze arguments
  21. Build on the ideas of others
  22. Express opinions clearly and persuasively
  23. Work in groups to discuss, pose, and answer questions
  24. Contribute relevant comments and observations
  25. Evaluate soundness of speakers’ reasoning and sufficiency of evidence
  26. Adapt speech to formal/informal circumstances
  27. Give clear, effective presentations integrating multi-media
  28. Demonstrate 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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