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NCEL 411: ADVANCED-BEGINNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 10 lecture per week (120 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills, 6 Levels Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability
Formerly: ESLL 200A

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Produce simple sentences using appropriate forms of the simple present and present progressive.
  • Ask and answer questions using the simple present and present progressive.

Description

Introductory advanced-beginning level integrated skills course for learners of English as an additional language. Focus is on developing a basic level of grammar and vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading and writing so that learners can communicate with other English speakers in and outside of the classroom.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the advanced-beginning I level (described in section F of Course Content)
B. communicate using advanced-beginning I level English
C. read sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning I level
D. use a basic dictionary for learners of English
E. write sentences and short passages at the advanced-beginning I level
F. demonstrate knowledge of the advanced-beginning I level grammar

Course Content

A. Demonstrate understanding of spoken English at the advanced-beginning I level
1. complete listening tasks involving target language
a. comprehend questions and follow directions from the instructor or other students
b. respond to listening tasks on CD
c. answer questions based on listening material used in class, e.g., internet sources, newscasts, movies, songs
B. Communicate using advanced-beginning I level English
1. speak comprehensibly
a. pronounce words with correct syllabification, including plural nouns, plural nouns and simple present third person singular
b. pronounce words with appropriate stressed and reduced vowels
c. pronounce phrases with appropriate intonation
d. pronounce sounds that make a difference in meaning, e.g., /l/ and /r/
2. ask and answer questions comprehensibly
3. talk about present experiences and past states (using be verb) comprehensibly
C. Read sentences and paragraphs at the advanced-beginning I level
1. demonstrate recognition of basic corpus of nouns, verbs, adjectives and prepositions
2. demonstrate ability to read for meaning and main idea
D. Use a basic dictionary for learners of English
E. Write sentences and short passages at the advanced-beginning I level
1. write sentences that begin with a capital letter and end with a period
2. capitalize proper names and the pronoun I
3. use apostrophes for contractions and possessives
4. connecting with and and but
5. use time word connectors, e.g., first, next, then
6. use correct spelling to write basic corpus of words presented in this course
7. write sentences and short passages about personal experiences within the advanced-beginning level
F. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced-beginning I level grammar
1. be-verb in simple present, simple past, affirmative/negative statements, yes/no questions, and Wh-questions
2. nouns: count nouns and proper nouns
3. descriptive adjectives
4. prepositions of place
5. imperatives
6. simple present affirmative/negative statements, yes/no questions, and Wh-questions
7. use "there is" and "there are"
8. possessives: nouns, adjectives, e.g., her/his, object pronouns, possessive pronouns, e.g., mine, questions with whose
9. affirmative and negative statements in simple present and present progressive
10. yes/no questions in simple present and present progressive and Wh-questions in simple present and present progressive
11. simple present and present progressive; non-action verbs
12. personal pronouns: subject, object and possessives

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

None required.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. In-class exercises
B. Homework exercises
C. Dictations
D. Speaking/pronunciation activities
E. Listening activities
F. Reading activities
G. Sentence writing
H. Writing short passages

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises, oral presentations, demonstration.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Grammar:

Schoenberg, Irene E. Focus on Grammar 2: An Integrated Skills Approach. 4th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, 2012. (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 & 17)

Eckstut, Samuela. Focus on Grammar 2: An Integrated Skills Approach Workbook. 4th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, 2012.



Reading:

Douglas, Nancy, and David Bohlke. Reading Explorer 1. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: National Geographic Learning, 2015.



Dictionary:

Adelson-Goldstein, Jayme, and Norma Shapiro. Oxford Picture Dictionary. 2nd ed. NY, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Read written conversations, short narrative paragraphs, explanations and instructions in the text

B. Read paragraphs in a reading book

C. Write short passages about personal experiences

 

Discipline(s)

ESL: Noncredit