Sep 21, 2023
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
- Use high-beginning level grammar, sentence structure, and mechanics in written tasks.
- Use high-beginning level content and organization in written tasks.
- Organize and write complete sentences and basic paragraphs at the high beginning level.
- Use high beginning-level writing process with standard writing conventions.
- Use high beginning-level sentence structure in written tasks.
- Identify and correctly use high beginning-level English grammatical structures in written tasks.
- Integrate a variety of study strategies into academic learning.
- Use technology for assignments and communication.
- Employ college resources.
- Rhetorical Forms
- Writing Processes and Conventions
- Standard sentence level conventions
- Basic punctuation
- Standard paragraph structure
- Paragraph form
- Related ideas
- High beginning-level grammar
- High beginning-level mechanics
- High beginning-level sentence structure
- Sentence Structure
- Compound with and, but, so, or
- Complex with because and when
- Parts of a sentence (subject, predicate, direct object)
- Verb tense and mood (affirmative, negative, questions, short answers, contractions)
- Simple present
- Present progressive
- Simple past
- Should (advice)
- Verb and infinitive complements
- Like to
- Want to
- Parts of speech
- Singular and plural
- Basic article usage
- Possessive forms
- Subject and object
- Pronoun referents
- Study Strategies
- Introduction to syllabus
- Requests for clarification
- Organization of course materials
- Interpretation of teacher feedback
- Use of various study techniques
- Test-taking skills
- Read, comprehend, and ask for clarification of directions
- Complete all questions even if unsure
- Introduction to MyPima
- Use of Pima email account
- Basic Internet use
- College Resources
- Faculty office hours
- Learning/tutoring center
- Advising and counseling center
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