English as a Second LanguageENG 105W
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.