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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
High-Intermediate to Advanced English Grammar
Course: ESL240

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 to advanced grammar for English language learners. Emphasis on use of language for different situations.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate comprehension of texts of varying grammatical complexity. (I-IV)
2. Demonstrate grammatical control through the production of language for different situations. (I-VI)
3. Generate multimodal texts using high-intermediate to advanced sentence structures and appropriate conventions. (I-VI)
4. Use verb tenses and aspects, moods, and voice correctly. (IV)
5. Use grammar resources and tools in a productive and responsible way. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Sentence structures
   A. Adjective clauses
   B. Adverb clauses
   C. Noun clauses
II. Types of sentences
   A. Simple
   B. Compound
   C. Complex
   D. Compound Complex
III. Conventions
   A. Punctuation
   B. Capitalization
   C. Spelling
IV. Verb tenses and aspects, mood, and voice
   A. Verb Tense
      1. Past
      2. Present
      3. Future
   B. Aspect
      1. Simple
      2. Progressive
      3. Perfect
      4. Perfect progressive
   C. Mood
      1. Indicative
      2. Imperative
      3. Interrogative
      4. Conditional
      5. Subjunctive
   D. Voice
      1. Active
      2. Passive
V. Text development
   A. Planning
   B. Organizing
   C. Drafting
   D. Revising
   E. Editing
VI. Grammar resources and tools
   A. Grammar tools
   B. Translation tools
   C. Responsible use
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 28, 2023

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