ESL 052 English as a Second Language Level 2 • V1-10 Cr.
Prepares English-as-a-second language students to communicate using routine statements related to personal needs, desires, and feelings in familiar social contexts. Students learn to write basic messages, interpret maps, bills, and schedules, and follow written and oral instructions. This is beginning ESL. Students must show progress in three quarters of instruction. Course is graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Apply active listening strategies to understand and respond to learned words and phrases in simple questions, statements and high-frequency commands as part of short conversations, explanations, instructions, and narratives where the linguistic complexity is simplified.
- Use a few simple formulas to convey understanding, and ask for repetition or clarification and one or two simple strategies for gathering missing information and/or repairing problems in communication.
- Speak so others can understand to recall and use a limited set of learned words, phrases, and short sentences related to basic personal information, basic objects, and immediate needs in familiar, predictable, and straightforward communication tasks.
- Apply simple strategies (such as gestures, eye contact, and simple, repeated requests for feedback from listener) to monitor effectiveness of the communication and to meet the speaking purpose.
- Read with understanding by decoding and recognizing familiar everyday, simple words in short, simple text by breaking words into parts, tapping out/sounding out syllables, applying pronunciation rules, using picture aids, and recalling oral vocabulary and sight words.
- Demonstrate familiarity with learned words, phrases, and simple sentences.
- Convey ideas in writing by following a highly structured plan to organize ideas around a single familiar topic.
- Appropriately use everyday, familiar vocabulary and simple sentence structures to produce a few sentences on a topic, and make simple edits of grammar, capitalization, spelling, and punctuation based on review and feedback from others.