ESL 100 FORM AND FUNCTION OF ENGLISH
ESL 100 – Form and Function of English
Course Number & Name: ESL 100 Form and Function of English
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ESL 095 or placement
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: ESL 103/104 or ESL 105/106
Course Description: This course is for students who need a better understanding of English grammatical structures to be able to use them for effective communication. The grammatical structures studied in this class will be derived from authentic, unabridged reading materials, actual writings done in students’ classes, and analysis of errors. This course is for students who are at the ESL 103/104 or ESL 105/106 level.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- recognize and apply English grammatical concepts as they relate to clarity and communication;
- use correct sentence structure, including appropriate word order and punctuation in order to avoid “global” (sentence structure) errors which severely affect communication;
- identify and correct “localized” grammatical errors as part of the editing stage of the writing process; and
- use an American English (ESL) dictionary as a tool for checking spelling, plural forms, verb forms, definitions, etc.