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English as a Second Language IIIA
Course: ESL201AA

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S- Standard

Description: High-intermediate language instruction for English language learners to build proficiency in academic and professional listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Focuses on integrated reading and writing skills.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Examine high-intermediate multimodal, oral, and written texts for rhetorical contexts and patterns. (I-VII)
2. Demonstrate comprehension of high-intermediate multimodal, oral, and written texts, including academic, informal/social, and professional texts with peer and instructor support. (I-VII)
3. Engage in conversation on academic, professional, and social/cultural topics with an appropriate degree of fluency and spontaneity to allow for constructive interactions. (I-VII)
4. Produce language, including level-appropriate grammatical structures and vocabulary, within the context of multimodal, oral, and written projects. (I-VII)
5. Use a recursive writing process to compose at least one authentic multi-paragraph academic texts on topics of interest using appropriate technologies. (I-VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Written and oral text comprehension
   A. Strategies
      1. Context clues
      2. Vocabulary journals
      3. Guided note-taking
      4. Other
   B. Peer and instructor support
      1. Cooperative work
      2. Guided graphic organizers
      3. Other
   C. Summaries
   D. Question/answer
II. Rhetorical contexts and patterns
   A. Guided reading and listening comprehension
   B. Academic reading texts
      1. Popular sources
      2. News
      3. Narrative(s)
         a. Short stories
         b. Novels
         c. Graphic novels
         d. Other
      4. Interdisciplinary reading(s)
      5. Other
   C. Academic listening texts
      1. Dialogue
      2. News briefs
      3. Podcasts
      4. Videos
      5. Other
III. Information literacy
   A. Academic Integrity
   B. Referencing source material
   C. Using sources
IV. Relevant grammar
   A. Sentence patterns
   B. Grammatical structures
V. Relevant vocabulary
   A. Transitions and signal words
   B. Current topics
   C. Academic
   D. Other
VI. Relevant conversations
   A. Classroom interactions
   B. Questions and answers
   C. Other
VII. Written projects
   A. The writing process
   B. Appropriate technologies
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2023

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