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ESL 080WG - Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English III

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

High 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): Placement into ESL 080WG; or completion of ESL 070WG  and ESL 060RV  and ESL 060CM  with a C or better; or placement into ESL 70 level and completion of ESL 070WG  with a 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 high-intermediate level grammar, sentence structures, and mechanics in written tasks.
  2. Use high-intermediate level content and organization in written tasks.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Write and edit multi-paragraph academic compositions at the high intermediate level.
  2. Use high intermediate writing process and standard writing conventions.
  3. Use high intermediate sentence structure in written tasks.
  4. Identify and correctly use high intermediate 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. Multi-paragraph Academic Compositions
    1. Summary and Response
    2. Cause and Effect
    3. Persuasive
  2. Writing Process and Conventions
    1. Choose and narrow topics
    2. Organize ideas
    3. Apply standard paragraph structure
      1. Topic sentence
      2. Supporting ideas
      3. Expansion/examples
      4. Coherence within and between paragraphs
    4. Develop standard essay structure
      1. Introduction with hook and thesis statement
      2. Supporting ideas
      3. Expansion/examples
      4. Conclusion
    5. Revision/editing
      1. Revise content
      2. Edit
  3. Sentence Structure
    1. Simple
    2. Compound
    3. Complex
      1. Production of adverb and adjective clauses
      2. Recognition of noun clauses
    4. Prepositional Phrases
  4. Grammar
    1. Verb tense and mood
      1. Present perfect vs. simple past and present
      2. Recognize past perfect
      3. Passive voice in present tense
      4. Past modals
      5. Real conditionals
    2. Parts of speech
      1. Adjectives
        1. Review of comparative and superlative
        2. Equative
      2. Adverbs
        1. Review of time, manner, frequency
        2. Review of comparative and superlative
        3. Equative
    3. Other structures
      1. Gerunds and infinitives
      2. Reported and quoted speech
  5. 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
  6. Technology
    1. Use technology for assignments
    2. Use technology for communication
  7. College Resources
    1. Faculty office hours
    2. Learning/tutoring center
    3. Advising and counseling center

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/21