Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Review Grammar For ESL
Course: ESL050

First Term: 2006 Spring
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Review of grammatical concepts for ESL (English as a Second Language) students who have some previous experience in reading and writing English. Appropriate for students who want to practice sentence skills in English.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use present tense verbs appropriately in affirmative and negative statements and questions. (I)
2. Use past tense verbs appropriately in affirmative and negative statements and questions. (I)
3. Use future tense verbs appropriately in affirmative and negative statements and questions. (I)
4. Use nouns, adjectives, and adverbs in appropriate order in sentences and questions. (I)
5. Use prepositions of time and place in phrases and in combination with verbs. (II)
6. Ask and answer questions using auxiliary verbs. (II)
7. Use modals to express possibility, probability, obligation, need, and ability in sentences and questions. (III)
8. Use has, have, and had to form perfect tense questions and statements. (III)
9. Use forms of the verb to be appropriately in all tenses in the passive voice. (III)
10. Use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs in sentences. (IV)
11. Use subject, object, possessive, and reflexive pronouns in sentences. (V)
12. Use gerunds appropriately as subjects and objects in sentences. (VI)
13. Write complex sentences containing adverbial clauses of time and contrast. (VII)
14. Write complex sentences containing adjective clauses. (VII)
15. Write complex sentences containing noun clauses. (VII)
16. Write conditional sentences for real and unreal situations, using past and present tense verbs. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Using verbs
   A. Present tense verbs
   B. Past tense verbs
   C. Future tense verbs
II. Using words in appropriate order
   A. Affirmative and negative questions
   B. Placement of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs
   C. Placement of prepositions
      1. Phrases of time
      2. Phrases of distance
      3. In two-word verbs
III. Using auxiliary verbs
   A. Perfect tenses
   B. Modals
   C. Passive voice
IV. Using comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
V. Using pronouns
   A. Subject
   B. Object
   C. Possessive
   D. Reflexive
VI. Using verbals as nouns
   A. Infinitives
   B. Gerunds
VII. Writing sentences
   A. Simple
   B. Compound
   C. Complex
      1. Adverbial clauses
      2. Adjective clauses
      3. Noun clauses
      4. Conditional sentences
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  6/28/2005

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