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English as a Second Language

ENG 105W

English as a Second Language

ENG 105W

Course Description

Aids the speaker of English as a second language with intermediate and advanced English language skills to communicate in academic and social settings. Includes speaking, listening, reading, composition, non-verbal communication and American culture. (75-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Use English orally and in writing to interact effectively in an academic setting.

Objectives:

  • Follow oral and written directions, implicit and explicit.
  • Request and provide clarification
  • Participate in whole-class and small-group discussions
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Explain actions
  • Respond to other people's ideas and opinions
  • Express likes, dislikes and needs

Use English to obtain and process information in spoken and written form

Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast information
  • Gather information orally and in writing
  • Select, connect and explain information
  • Analyze, synthesize and infer from information
  • Respond to the work of peers and others
  • Hypothesize and predict
  • Formulate and ask questions
  • Explain and produce vocabulary in context

Use appropriate reading and oral strategies to construct and apply academic knowledge

Objectives:

  • Connect new information to that previously learned
  • Seek assistance appropriately
  • Scan resources to determine appropriateness to topic
  • Skim texts to determine key points
  • Take notes to summarize main points of oral or written information
  • Rephrase and summarize to check comprehension

Use English in socially and culturally appropriate ways in speaking and writing

Objectives:

  • Use formality appropriate to audience and setting
  • Recognize and use standard English and slang appropriately
  • Respond to and use idioms appropriately
  • Respond to and use humor appropriately
  • Determine appropriate topics for interaction
  • Make polite requests
  • Give and receive compliments, show gratitude, apologize, express anger or impatience, and interrupt politely
  • Interpret and respond appropriately to nonverbal cues and body language
  • Use acceptable tone, volume, stress and intonation in various settings
  • Recognize and adjust behavior in response to nonverbal cues

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.