Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Language Arts Division
ESLL 247ADVANCED VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT FOR READING & WRITINGSummer 2013
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: Non-ApplicableCredit Status: Basic Skills
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation: 12/11/09

1. Description -
Expansion of academic vocabulary to meet the specific vocabulary needs for students in an academic setting. Multiple exposures to target words in meaningful contexts and rich information about each word. May be repeated one time as course content changes.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score or successful completion of ESLL 236 and 237.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Intended for students whose native language is not English; not open to students with credit in ESL 177.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Understand and use words in context.
  2. Identify lexical restriction.
  3. Guess the meanings of unknown words from context.
  4. Generate word family charts.
  5. Identify synonyms and antonyms.
  6. Master academic vocabulary from high frequency word lists such as the Academic Word List.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. When taught on campus: no special facilities or equipment needed.
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with e-mail software and capabilities; e-mail address; web access with java script and cookies enabled.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Master the complete grammar of each vocabulary item presented.
  2. Master the semantics of each new vocabulary item, including connotations/denotations and figurative usage.
  3. Accurately identify and use multiple meanings of targeted vocabulary.
  4. Develop facility to access all linguistic information about targeted vocabulary in learner's dictionaries.
  5. Create original sentences and/or short compositions utilizing new vocabulary.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Objective vocabulary tests such as matching, completion, true/false, multiple choice, or short definitions.
  2. Evaluation of original sentences and/or short compositions utilizing new vocabulary.
7. 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.

Bull, Pat. Academic Word Power 3. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Jones, Barbara. Academic Word Power 4. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
OR
The following four editions of the Inside Reading series may be rotated in sequence.
Burgmeier, Arline. Inside Reading: the Academic Word List in Context 1. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Zwier, Lawrence. Inside Reading: the Academic Word List in Context 2. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Rubin, Bruce. Inside Reading: the Academic Word List in Context 3. New York: Oxford University Press,2009.
Richmond, Kent.Inside Reading: the Academic Word List in Context 4. New York: Oxford University Press,2009.
AND
Sinclair, John (ed.). Collins Cobuild Advanced Learners English Dictionary, 5th ed. London: Harper Collins, 2006.
  • When taught via Foothill Global Access: supplemental lectures, handouts, tests, and assignments delivered via e-mail and/or web; feedback on tests and assignments delivered via e-mail and/or web; class discussion may be delivered in chat rooms, list-servs, and newsgroups or through ETUDES and the Forums.

  • 8. Disciplines -
    English as a Second Language
     
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Lecture.
     
    10. Lab Content -
    Not applicable.
     
    11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
     
    12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    1. Readings from the text and outside sources.
    2. Writing sentences and paragraphs to practice using new vocabulary.
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course is part of a sequence of courses that prepares students for the composition course requirement for the AA/AS degree and/or transfer to UC/CSU.


    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-05-13 09:16:33


    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines