ESLL 248: ADVANCED GRAMMAR REVIEW
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||ESLL 236 or appropriate placement through Foothill College's placement model (i.e., guided self-placement).|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in ESL 186.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify three patterns of grammatical errors that students tend to make.
- Edit for patterns of grammatical errors in students' own writing.
The student will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of sentence construction and punctuation.
- demonstrate use of variety of sentence types.
- demonstrate control of verb forms.
- demonstrate control of verb tenses and aspects.
- demonstrate understanding of active and passive voices.
- demonstrate ability to use word forms.
- Demonstrate knowledge of sentence construction and punctuation
- Independent clauses
- Dependent clauses
- Adjective clauses
- Adverbial clauses
- Noun clauses
- Demonstrate use of variety of sentence types
- Simple sentences
- Compound sentences
- Complex sentences
- Demonstrate control of verb forms
- Main verbs
- Auxiliary verbs
- Demonstrate control of verb tenses and aspects
- Present tense
- Past tense
- Present perfect
- Past perfect
- Demonstrate understanding of active and passive voices
- Passive forms
- Participial adjectives
- Reduced passives in phrases
- Demonstrate ability to use word forms
- Verb and noun pairs
- Noun and adjective pairs
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Final exam or final project
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Raimes, Ann. Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers, 3rd ed.. 2004.
Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains seminal in this area of of study.
Instructors must choose a textbook from the "Representative Texts" list above. If, however, a faculty member would prefer to use a textbook not on the list, they must contact a full-time faculty member who regularly teaches the course to explain how the adoption would serve to achieve the learning outcomes specified in the course outline of record.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Readings of online modules on grammar topics and articles accessed on the internet.
- Writing summaries, analyses of articles, mini research reports on grammar topics, and responses to student writing.