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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
English as a Second Language III: Grammar
Course: ESL030

First Term: 2017 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Third level of English as a Second Language (ESL). Emphasis on sentence structure and paragraph building. Extensive grammar study and writing practice.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use perfect, present perfect, and past perfect tenses correctly in sentences. (I)
2. Construct simple, compound, and complex sentences. (I)
3. Correct sentence fragments and run-on sentences. (I)
4. Write sentences which contain subject-verb agreement and correct capitalization and punctuation. (I)
5. Use prepositions, prepositional phrases, past participles, and adjectives correctly in sentences. (I)
6. Develop an outline for a short paragraph. (II)
7. Write and edit a simple paragraph. (II)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Grammar
   A. Review
      1. Past tense
      2. Regular and irregular verbs
   B. Tenses
      1. Perfect tense
         a. Affirmative
         b. Negative
         c. Questions
         d. Short answer
         e. Tags
      2. Present perfect continuous
         a. Affirmative
         b. Negative
         c. Questions
         d. Short answer
         e. Tags
      3. Past perfect
         a. Affirmative
         b. Negative
         c. Questions
         d. Short answer
         e. Tags
   C. Identification and construction of sentences
      1. Simple
      2. Compound
      3. Complex
   D. Identification and correction of sentence fragments and run-ons
   E. Combining sentences
   F. Subject-verb agreement
   G. Capitalization and punctuation
   H. Infinitives and gerunds
   I. Problem prepositions
   J. Prepositional phrases
   K. Past participles and adjectives
   L. Forming questions
   M. Vocabulary expansion
II. Writing short paragraphs
   A. Making an outline for a short paragraph
   B. Writing a simple paragraph using correct format
   C. Editing a paragraph
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 27, 2017

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