Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Language Arts Division
NCEL 412ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IISummer 2013
120 hours total.0 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 0 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Unlimited Repeatability.
 
Criteria:Students can repeat the course to build their basic language skills.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: No Credit
 Degree Status: Non-ApplicableCredit Status: Non-Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Continuation of the advanced-beginning level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language. Focus 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.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

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

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the advanced-beginning II 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 II 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 II 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 II 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 level II 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, present progressive, simple past, and future (be going to and will)
    3. Yes/No questions in simple present, present progressive, simple past, and future (be going to and will)
    4. Wh-questions in simple present, present progressive, simple past, and future (be going to and will)
    5. Non-action verbs
    6. Past tense forms of 30 verbs
    7. Gerunds and infinitives
    8. Nouns
      1. Count nouns
      2. Proper Nouns
    9. personal pronouns: subject, direct and indirect object, possessive
    10. demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these and those
    11. descriptive adjectives
    12. prepositions of time and place
    13. use "there is" and "there are"

5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. 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

7. Representative Text(s) -
Instructors will 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 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25)
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.


8. Disciplines -
English as a Second Language
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Demonstration.
 
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. 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.

13. Need/Justification -
This course is part of a sequence of courses that provides students with English language skills in preparation for credit coursework in the ESL Program.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-06-18 12:16:48


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines