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ELL-O 30 - English Language Learning Online Level 3

Credits: 12
Online Low-intermediate level of ELL. Students study contextualized content to improve fluency.  This is a pass/no credit course.

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

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

Reading

  1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  2. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

  3. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

  4. Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text.

  5. Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  6. Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

Writing

  1. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

Speaking and Listening

  1. With guidance and support, recall information from experiences.

  2. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners in small and larger groups.

  3. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion, and gaining the floor in respectful ways).

  4. Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.

  5. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

  6. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented and stay on topic.

  7. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details.

  8. Speak audibly and start to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

  9. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

​​​​​​​Technology

  1. Use video conferencing tools such as mute/unmute buttons, chat, screensharing, and breakout rooms to participate in class discussions.

  2. Use the digital tools in Canvas to complete online classwork and participate in written and recorded discussions.

  3. Log in to and use multiple applications or computer programs simultaneously.

  4. Use email, discussion, and messaging applications to ask for help from instructors, classmates, and college staff.


Program Outcomes
Reading

  1. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
  2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
  3. Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
  4. Use linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information.
  5. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  6. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Writing

  1. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
  2. With guidance and support from peers and others, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  3. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, spelling and standard English grammar when writing.
  5. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Speaking/Listening

  1. Speak more fluently with increased vocabulary and improved pronunciation, intonation and word stress.
  2. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why.
  3. Improve ability to manage conversations, recognize when listeners don’t understand and be able to provide clarification.
  4. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking.
  5. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  6. Build on the ideas of others.
  7. Express opinions clearly and persuasively.

Technology

1. Use video conferencing tools such as mute/unmute buttons, chat, screen sharing, and breakout rooms to participate in class discussions.

2. Use the digital tools in Canvas to complete online classwork and participate in written and recorded discussions.

3. Log in to and use multiple applications or computer programs simultaneously.

4. Use email, discussion, and messaging applications to ask for help from instructors, classmates, and college staff.

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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