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Effective: Summer 2013
ESLL 236ADVANCED GRAMMAR5 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or ESLL 226 and 227.
Advisory: Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 237 recommended; intended for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 166.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: None
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Write well-formed compound and complex sentences that express original ideas.
  • Write cohesive paragraphs composed of varied sentence structures.
Description -
An advanced English course for non-native speakers focusing on comprehension, communication and grammatical accuracy. Emphasis on understanding and communication of abstract ideas as well as concrete new information in spoken and written contexts. Computer or workbook activities to reinforce knowledge of structures.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. correctly use the following structures in complete sentences in connected spoken English and in short pieces of writing about abstract ideas as well as concrete new information with special attention to the diverse cultures and perspectives represented by the students in the class as well as cultural appropriateness in English
    1. all tenses and aspects
    2. wishes and conditionals in present and future time frames
    3. adjective, adverbial, and noun clauses
    4. adjective and adverbial phrases
  2. recognize and differentiate the meaning of the following structures in connected spoken English and in writing about abstract ideas as well as concrete new information with special attention to the diverse cultures and perspectives represented by the students in the class as well as cultural appropriateness in English
    1. complete sentences, run-ons and fragments
    2. independent clauses
    3. dependent clauses
    4. phrases
    5. unreal conditions and wishes in the past
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Conversations, oral presentations, and writing assignments about abstract and theoretical ideas as well as concrete new information with special attention to the diverse cultures and perspectives represented by the students in the class as well as cultural appropriateness in English
    1. making extended descriptions of a person or place using adjective clauses and phrases
    2. orally presenting narratives about personal, historical, and cultural events using adjective clauses and phrases; adverbial clauses and phrases of time, cause and effect, opposition, concessions, and conditions; reported speech and other noun clauses
    3. participating in conversations consisting of requests, questions, affirmative and negative statements, and responses concerning past events, conjectures, wishes, and hypotheses
  2. Identification of and writing sentences, clauses, and phrases, and distinguishing between real and hypothetical information in spoken and written texts about abstract and theoretical ideas as well as concrete new information with special attention to the diverse cultures and perspectives represented by the students in the class as well as cultural appropriateness in English
    1. understanding extended descriptions of a person or place using adjective clauses and phrases.
    2. making written narratives about personal, historical, and cultural events using adjective clauses and phrases; adverbial clauses and phrases of time, cause and effect, opposition, concessions, and conditions; reported speech and other noun clauses
    3. participating in conversations consisting of requests, questions, affirmative and negative statements, and responses concerning past events, conjectures, wishes, and hypotheses.
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Homework
  2. In-class assignments
  3. Class performance
  4. Tests
Representative Text(s) -
Instructors must choose a textbook from the list below. If, however, a faculty member would prefer to use a textbook not on the list, he or she must contact a full-time faculty member who regularly teaches the course to explain how the adoption would serve to achieve the learning outcomes specified in the course outline of record.

Azar, Betty. Understanding and Using English Grammar,. 4th ed. White Plains,New York: Pearson Education, Inc., 2009.
Elbaum, Sandra. Grammar in Context 3-W/Grammar Cafe,. 5th ed. Boston: Cengage, 2010.
Maurer, Jay. Focus on Grammar 5: An Advanced Course for Reference and Practice, 4th Ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson, 2012.
Wong, Rita. Springboard to Grammar. Prepublication Ms.

Disciplines -
English As a Second Language.
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion.
 
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Readings in the text and other sources.
  2. Writing of sentences and paragraphs to practice targeted grammatical structures.