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ESL 077 ESL INTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WRITING

ESL 077 ESL Intensive Experience Writing

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: ESL 077 ESL Intensive Experience Writing

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Placement by writing sample and interview

Co-requisites:  ESL 073, ESL 074, ESL 075, and ESL 076                       Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is a basic English as a Second Language writing course for students who demonstrate first language literacy and some prior exposure to English.  Through lecture, group dynamics, and one-on-one student-teacher interaction, students will learn to communicate ideas with increased fluency, clarity, and grammatical accuracy in English, while gradually decreasing their reliance on first language translation.  Using fundamental prewriting and revision strategies, students will learn to employ a writing process which will facilitate their approach to writing tasks of both an academic and functional nature.  All class sessions will be conducted English.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. write reactions to fiction and academic texts;
  2. use new vocabulary items related to class topics and readings;
  3. employ English grammatical structures in writing paragraphs; and
  4. develop paragraphs through simple, coherent, and organized sentences.