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ESL 091 English as a Second Language I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2005
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Basic listening, reading, speaking and writing skills for adult ESL learners with zero to minimal English language skills.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Reproduce basic pronunciation.
2. Demonstrate survival vocabulary.
3. Understand basic cultural differences.
4. Communicate basic needs.
5. Follow basic English structure.
6. When computer-assisted instruction is available, students operate programs independently. (optional)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
a) Recite the alphabet.
b) Pronounce long and short vowels.
c) Pronounce initial letter sounds.
d) Recognize and pronounce diphthongs.

a) Greet and introduce others.
b) Respond to picture clues regarding: shopping for food, public transportation, home and family, looking for a job, banking, health concerns, casual social situations.

a) Compare American Standard system to metric measurements.
b) Transpose the American dollar to one's own monetary system.
c) State basic directions of town, city, state, country.
d) List family members, rooms and items in a house, days, months, years, common jobs and duties.
e) Recall orally days, months, season and basic weather conditions.
f) Label basic part of the body, common illness/symptoms, doctor and nurses, and common containers for medication.
g) Identify from picture clues types of sports and categories of movies.

a) Greet others.
b) Role play a shopping situation. Discuss size, fit and price. Ask for help. Ask to try on something. Express likes or dislikes.
c) Role play buying a ticket, asking for a bus transfer, ask for help, and getting clarification.
d) Role play expressing hunger/thirst, expressing emotions meeting family and friends.
e) Orally show phone skills in business or formal situations.
f) Fill out a bank account form.

a) Choose the appropriate form of the "be" verb.
b) Express the differences in "need, like, have, do, does, doesn't."
c) Indicate correct usage of the forms of "do."
d) Use prepositions of locations correctly.
e) Choose past tense of "do" and "be" verbs.
f) Demonstrate standard usage of simple tenses, present progressive, and imperatives.
g) Use simple future.
h) Follow simple commands.

6. Advance at one's own rate.