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ESL 108 ACCELERATED WRITING

ESL 108 – ESL Advanced Academic Grammar for Writing

Course Outline

Course Number and Name: ESL 108 ESL Advanced Academic Grammar for Writing

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 100

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  ESL 103/104 or ESL 105/106

Course Description: This is an advanced grammar course for students who have achieved a certain degree of fluency in their writing but still lack proficiency in their use of grammar. The goal of this course is to have students work on specific grammatical structures in the context of their own writing so that they can analyze and master them. The topics studied in the class focus on errors that are typical and give ESL students difficulty at the higher levels.

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

  1. write compositions that target specific grammatical structures using acceptable essay format and with a high degree of correctness;
  2. use correct sentence structure, including appropriate word order and punctuation in order to ensure clarity of meaning;
  3. revise effectively one’s written compositions by applying the rules of grammar in order to identify and correct grammatical errors; and
  4. use an American English dictionary for checking spelling, plural forms, and verb forms.