ALTW 201: BASIC ENGLISH FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in ALTW 105.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to compose a gramatically correct business forms and correspondence, in a professional setting.
- The student will be able to perform and complete electronic communication in gramatically correct formats.
- The student will be able to demonstrate ability to use generic office applications to compose a short business related document with an introduction, supporting paragraph and conclusion.
The student will be able to:
A. Compose a grammatically correct business form and correspondence, for a business, public and/or non-profit setting.
B. Perform and complete electronic communication in grammatically correct formats.
C. Demonstrate ability to use generic office applications to compose a short narrative with an introduction, supporting paragraph and conclusion.
A. Sentence structure
1. Compose sentences with appropriate capitalization and punctuation
2. Proper usage of nouns, verbs and adjectives
B. Develop business formats
1. Compose generic memos, email, faxes and correspondence
C. Demonstrate practical electronic applications in a business, public and non-profit setting
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Active class participation
B. Quizzes and examinations
C. Writing assignments and projects
D. Cooperative learning assignments
E. Teamwork projects
Method(s) of Instruction
C. Cooperative learning exercises
D. Oral presentations
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Thurman, Susan. The Everything Grammar and Style 2nd ed. Adams Media, 2008. IBSN 1-59869-452-9
Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading Assignments:
1. Reading from textbook; e.g., Understanding ambiguity: "The purpose of writing is to communicate your ideas to another person. Avoid Ambiguity. Ambiguous writing could have more than one meaning, thus making writing vague, unclear, fuzzy or obscure."
B. Writing Assignments:
1. Compose business letters, professional correspondence, memos and emails. Proofread each sentence in the paragraph, looking for weak beginnings, correct grammar usage, sentence structure and vocabulary.
C. Practical Application:
1. Compose generic business correspondence, email, faxes and memos.
D. Journals Regarding Business Plans