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ESL 060WG - Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English I

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

High beginning-level writing and grammar skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes rhetorical forms, writing processes and conventions, sentence structure, grammar, study strategies, technology, and college resources.

Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Use high-beginning level grammar, sentence structure, and mechanics in written tasks.
  2. Use high-beginning level content and organization in written tasks.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Organize and write complete sentences and basic paragraphs at the high beginning level.
  2. Use high beginning-level writing process with standard writing conventions.
  3. Use high beginning-level sentence structure in written tasks.
  4. Identify and correctly use high beginning-level English grammatical structures in written tasks.
  5. Integrate a variety of study strategies into academic learning.
  6. Use technology for assignments and communication.
  7. Employ college resources.

  1. Rhetorical Forms
    1. Narrative
    2. Descriptive
  2. Writing Processes and Conventions
  1. Handwriting
  2. Standard sentence level conventions
    1. Basic punctuation
    2. Capitalization
  3. Standard paragraph structure
    1. Title
    2. Paragraph form
    3. Related ideas
  4. Editing
  1. High beginning-level grammar
  2. High beginning-level mechanics
  3. High beginning-level sentence structure
  1. Sentence Structure
  1. Simple
  2. Compound with and, but, so, or
  3. Complex with because and when
  4. Parts of a sentence (subject, predicate, direct object)
  1. Grammar
  1. Verb tense and mood (affirmative, negative, questions, short answers, contractions)
  1. Simple present
  2. Present progressive
  3. Simple past
  4. Modals
  1. Can/could
  2. Should (advice)
  1. Verb and infinitive complements
    1. Like to
    2. Want to
  1. Parts of speech
    1. Nouns
  1. Singular and plural
  2. Basic article usage
  3. Possessive forms
    1. Pronouns
  1. Subject and object
  2. Possessive
  3. Demonstrative
  4. Pronoun referents

3.   Adjectives

a.   Simple

b.   Comparatives

4.   Adverbs

a.   Manner

b.   Frequency

5.   Prepositions

  1. Location
  2. Time
  1. Study Strategies
  1. Introduction to syllabus
  2. Requests for clarification
  3. Organization of course materials
  4. Interpretation of teacher feedback
  5. Use of various study techniques
  6.          Test-taking skills
  1. Read, comprehend, and ask for clarification of directions
  2. Complete all questions even if unsure
  1. Technology
  1. Introduction to MyPima
  2. Use of Pima email account
  3. Basic Internet use
  1. College Resources
    1. Faculty office hours
    2. Learning/tutoring center
    3. Advising and counseling center

Effective Term:
Spring 2017