Course Number and Name: ESL 080 ESL Basic Academic Grammar

Credit hours:  4.5             Contact Hours:  4.5          Lecture: 4.5        Lab: N/A              Other: N/A

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ESL 073 AND ESL 074 AND ESL 075 AND ESL 076 AND ESL 077 or placement
Co-requisites: Grade of “C” or better in ESL 080T
Concurrent Courses: Grade of “C” or better in ESL 095 and a writing sample placing the student at the ESL 095 level

Course Description: This course is for students who need to understand basic English grammatical structures for effective communication and self-error analysis and correction. The grammatical structures will be presented on a natural context through informative, high-interest readings, meaningful discussions and follow-up writing exercises.

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

  1. recognize the correct use of the rules of grammar in speaking and writing;
  2. apply the rules of grammar for error analysis and correction; and
  3. compare and contrast oral and written communication.


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