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English as a Second Language III: Grammar
Course: ESL030AA

First Term: 2001 Fall
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: First module of the 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 simple past, present perfect, and present perfect continuous 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 that 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 incorporating the present perfect (continuous) tense. (II)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Grammar
   A. Review
      1. Simple past tense
      2. Regular and irregular verbs
   B. Tenses
      1. Present perfect
         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
   C. Sentence identification and construction
      1. Simple
      2. Compound
      3. Complex
   D. Sentence fragments and run-ons
      1. Identification
      2. Correction
   E. Sentence combinations
   F. Subject-verb agreement
   G. Capitalization and punctuation
   H. Infinitives and gerunds
   I. Problem prepositions
   J. Prepositional phrases
   K. Past participles and adjectives
   L. Question formation
   M. Vocabulary expansion
II. Writing Short Paragraphs
   A. Outlining
   B. Formatting
   C. Editing
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  3/27/2001

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