Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Language Arts Division
NCEL 423INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IIISummer 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 -
This is the final intermediate level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language who already have a basic level of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The focus of this course is help learners advance in their development of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

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

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None required.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the intermediate 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 intermediate III 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 (including the combination of the past and present using the present perfect)
    4. participate in conversations and small group discussions
    5. make requests and suggestions
    6. give advice
  3. Read sentences and paragraphs at the intermediate III level
    1. demonstrate the ability to read for meaning
      1. use context clues to guess meaning
      2. use a learner's dictionary to find the meaning of words
      3. use knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to access meaning
      4. look for main ideas
      5. look for supporting ideas
    2. demonstrate the ability to read critically
      1. express opinions about the reading
      2. make inferences about the reading
      3. relate readings to personal experiences
  4. Use a learner's dictionary of English
    1. determine a word's part of speech from its context
    2. find the meanings of a word based on the part of speech
    3. select the appropriate definition of a word
  5. Write sentences and paragraphs at the intermediate III level of English
    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 intermediate III level
    8. write entries in a journal about readings
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the intermediate III level English grammar
    1. difference between the simple present and the present progressive
    2. difference between the simple past and the past progressive
      1. regular and irregular past tense forms of 75 common verbs
    3. difference between the "be going to" and the "will" future
    4. present and the future in future time clauses
    5. present perfect
      1. regular and irregular past participle forms of 25 common verbs
    6. difference between the present perfect and the simple past
    7. present perfect progressive
    8. wh-questions about the subject and the object
    9. "used to" and "would"
    10. modals
      1. ability
      2. permission
      3. requests
      4. advice and suggestions
      5. preferences
      6. necessity
      7. expectations
      8. future possibility
      9. conclusions
    11. nouns and quantifiers
    12. articles: indefinite and definite
    13. adjectives: comparatives, superlatives
    14. adverbs: comparatives, superlatives
    15. gerunds: subjects and objects; gerunds after prepositions
    16. infinitives: after verbs, infinitives of purpose
    17. pronouns: reflexive and reciprocal
    18. phrasal verbs

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:
Fuchs, Marjorie, Margaret Bonner and Miriam Westheimer. Focus on Grammar 3: An Integrated Skills approach. 4th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, Inc., 2011.
(Chapters 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & 32)
Fuchs, Marjorie. Focus on Grammar 3 Workbook 4th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, Inc., 2011.
Reading: A choice of one of the following:
Haugnes, Natasha and Beth Maher. NorthStar Reading and Writing: Basic/Low Intermediate (Level 2). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education. 2008.
Blanchard, Karen and Christine Root. For Your Information 2. 2nd.ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education. 2007.
Blanchard, Karen and Christine Root. Ready to Read Now. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education. 2005.
Dictionary:
Longman Dictionary of American English. 4th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, Inc. 2009.
Extensive Reading:
A choice of one of the following:
DiCamillo,Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie. Somerville, Mass: Candlewick Press. 2000.
Draper, C.G. Great American Stories 1. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education. 2001.

8. Disciplines -
English as a Second Language
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, 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. Reading to learn reading skills and develop vocabulary
    1. read multi-paragraph texts of about 500 words on topics such as women's roles, organic produce, climate change, endangered cultures.
      1. identify main ideas and details, write reactions to readings, do vocabulary exercises
    2. read a short story or novel as a class
      1. respond to questions
      2. write journal entries
      3. do vocabulary exercises
  2. Guided writing
    1. personal narratives in the present and the past
    2. letters
    3. journal entries
    4. summaries of readings
    5. dialogues

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 12:18:59


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