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Effective: Summer 2013
NCEL 411ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I0 Unit(s)

Grade Type: No Credit
Unlimited Repeatability.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: None
120 hours total.

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Produce simple sentences using appropriate forms of the simple present and present progressive.
  • Ask and answer questions using the simple present and present progressive.
Description -
Introductory advanced-beginning level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language. Focus is on developing a basic level of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing so that learners can communicate with other English speakers in and outside of the classroom

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the advanced-beginning I level (described in section F below)
  2. communicate using advanced-beginning I level English
  3. read sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning I level
  4. Use a basic dictionary for learners of English
  5. write sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning I level
  6. demonstrate knowledge of the advanced-beginning I level grammar

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None required.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the advanced-beginning I level
    1. complete listening tasks involving language being taught
      1. respond to questions and directions from the instructor or other students
      2. respond to listening tasks on CD
      3. listen to and write down dictated sentences
  2. Communicate using advanced-beginning I level English
    1. speak intelligibly
      1. pronounce words with correct syllabification, including plural nouns, simple present third person singular, regular past tense forms
      2. pronounce words with appropriate stressed and reduced vowels
      3. pronounce phrases with appropriate rhythm and intonation
      4. pronounce sounds that make a difference in meaning, e.g. /b/,/v/,/l/, /r/.
    2. ask and answer questions intelligibly
    3. talk about present, past and future experiences intelligibly
  3. Read sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning I level
    1. demonstrate recognition of basic corpus of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions
    2. demonstrate ability to read for meaning
    3. demonstrate ability to read critically
  4. Use a basic dictionary for learners of English
  5. Write sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning I level
    1. write sentences that begin with a capital letter and end with a period
    2. use correct spelling to write basic corpus of words presented in this course
    3. capitalize proper names and the pronoun I
    4. use apostrophes for contractions and possessive
    5. indent the first sentence of a paragraph
    6. write sentences in a paragraph form
    7. write paragraphs about personal experiences within the advanced-beginning level
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced-beginning I level grammar
    1. Be-verb in simple present, simple past, affirmative/negative statements, yes/no questions, and wh-questions
    2. Affirmative and negative statements in simple present and present progressive
    3. Yes/No questions in simple present and present progressive
    4. Wh-questions in simple present and present progressive
    5. Non-action verbs
    6. Nouns
      1. Count nouns
      2. Proper Nouns
    7. personal pronouns: subject, direct and indirect object, possessive
    8. demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these and those
    9. descriptive adjectives
    10. prepositions of time and place
    11. use "there is" and "there are"
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. In-class exercises
  2. Homework exercises
  3. Dictations
  4. Speaking/pronunciation tests
  5. Listening tests
  6. Reading tests
  7. Paragraph writing
Representative Text(s) -
Teachers should choose one grammar text, one reading text, and one dictionary.
Grammar:
Schoenberg, Irene E. Focus on Grammar 2: An Integrated Skills Approach. 4th ed. White Plains, N.Y.: Pearson Education, 2011. (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 & 17)
Eckstut, Samuela. Focus on Grammar 2: An Integrated Skills Approach Workbook. 4th ed. White Plains, N.Y.: Pearson Education, 2011.
Reading:
Iannuzzi, Susan and Renee Weiss.Read All About It 1. N.Y., N.Y.: Oxford University Press. 2005.
Dictionary:
Adelson-Goldstein, Jayme and Norma Shapiro. Oxford Picture Dictionary. 2nd ed. N.Y., N.Y.: Oxford University Press. 2009.
Spigarelli, Jane. Oxford Picture Dictionary Low Beginning Workbook. N.Y., N.Y.: Oxford University Press. 2009.

Disciplines -
English as a Second Language
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Demonstration.
 
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read written conversations, short narrative paragraphs, explanations and instructions in the text
  2. Read paragraphs in a reading book
  3. Write short paragraphs about personal experiences.