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Effective: Summer 2013
NCEL 413ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III0 Unit(s)

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

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Write affirmative and negative statements in simple present, present progressive, simple past, and future (be going to and will)
  • Write questions and answers in simple present, present progressive, simple past, and future (be going to and will)
Description -
Final 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.

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

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None required.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the advanced-beginning III 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 level III 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 III 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 III 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 III 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, 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 50 verbs
    7. gerunds and infinitives
    8. nouns
      1. Count and non-count
      2. Proper Nouns
    9. quantifiers
    10. articles
    11. personal pronouns: subject, direct and indirect object, possessive
    12. demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these and those
    13. adjectives: comparative and superlative
    14. prepositions of time and place
    15. adverbs: frequency and manner
    16. use "there is" and "there are"
    17. modals
      1. "can" and "could" for ability
      2. "may" and "might" for possibility
      3. "can" and "may" for permission
      4. "should" for advice
      5. "would like" for requests, desires and offers
      6. "must" for necessity

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) -
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 13, 14, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36)
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 -
ESL Noncredit Instruction
 
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.