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ESL 070WG - Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English II

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

Intermediate-level academic writing and grammar skills. Includes rhetorical forms, writing process and conventions, sentence structure, grammar, study strategies, technology, and college resources.

Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 060WG  with a grade of C or better.
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Use intermediate level grammar, sentence structure, and mechanics in written tasks.
  2. Use Intermediate level content and organization in written tasks.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Organize and write sentences and paragraphs at the low intermediate level.
  2. Use low intermediate-level writing process with standard writing conventions.
  3. Use low intermediate-level sentence structure in written tasks.
  4. Identify and correctly use low intermediate-level 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. Descriptive
  2. Narrative 
  3. Opinion
  1. Writing Process and Conventions
  1. Choose and narrow topics
  2. Organize ideas
  3. Standard paragraph structure
  1. Title
  2. Paragraph form
  3. Organize related ideas
  4. Topic sentence with controlling ideas
  5. Supporting sentences
  6. Concluding sentence
  1. Revision/editing
    1. Revise for content and coherence
    2. Edit for low intermediate-level grammar, sentence structure, and mechanics
  1. Sentence Structure
  1. Simple
  2. Compound
  3. Complex - adverb clauses (when, after, before, while, if, because)
  4. Parts of a sentence
  1. Subject
  2. Predicate
  3. Direct object 
  1. Phrases
  1. Prepositional
  2. Noun
  3. Adverb
  4. Adjective
  1. Grammar
  1. Verb Tense and mood (affirmative, negative, questions, short answers, and contractions)
  1. Review of simple present
  2. Review of present progressive
    1.          Progressive/dynamic verbs
    2.          Non-progressive/stative verbs
  3. Review of simple past
  4. Future (will and be going to)
  5. Past progressive
  6. Recognize present perfect
  7. Modals (may, might, can/could, should, must, have to)
  1. Parts of speech
    1. Nouns
      1.          Review definite articles
      2.          Review indefinite articles
    2. Pronouns
    3.          Review of subject, direct object, possessive, and demonstrative
    4.          Pronoun referents
  2. Adjectives
    1.          Comparative
    2.          Superlative
  3. Adverbs
    1.          Review manner
    2.          Review frequency
  4. Other structures
  1. Introduction to gerunds and infinitives
  2. Introduction to quoted speech (direct quotations)
  1. Study Strategies
  1. Use of syllabus
  2. Organization of course materials
  3. Interpretation of teacher feedback
  4. Use of various study techniques
  5. Test-taking skills
  1. Technology
  1. Use technology for assignments
  2. Use technology for communication
  1. College Resources
  1. Faculty office hours
  2. Learning/tutoring center
  3. Advising and counseling center

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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