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ESLG 41 Elements of English Sentences

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 30 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course provides English Language Learners with a review of the basic elements of English sentences including parts of speech, word order, proper use of word form, and the simple and progressive verb tenses. Students will learn to recognize a variety of English sentence patterns in listening, and reading and be able to produce those patterns in their own speaking and writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: ANALYZE SENTENCES TO IDENTIFY THE PARTS OF SPEECH AND HOW THEY FUNCTION.

ESLG 51 Grammar for Intermediate ESL Writers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 41 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course reviews the form and use of the simple and continuous tenses in the present, past and future as well as the present perfect and present perfect continuous. It also provides instruction in other intermediate-level grammar topics such as gerunds and infinitives, articles, and nouns. It is intended for students who need additional grammar instruction to support their development writers in English.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SELECTED SAMPLES OF WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH.

ESLG 110 Grammar for Intermediate-High ESL Students

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 51 and ESLW 40 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course is intended for English language learners who need to develop an understanding of English grammar to study at the college level. It continues to build competency in the English verb tense system and provides instruction in more advanced clause structures, such as noun clauses, adverb clauses, and conditionals. Students will apply these concepts in writing assignments.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SELECTED SAMPLES OF ADAPTED AND NATIVE WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH.

ESLG 120 Advanced ESL Grammar

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 110 and ESLW 50 with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course focuses on developing control of the form and meaning of important grammar structures, especially those used in writing. Students also learn advanced-level grammar topics and develop independent editing skills. Students write extensively and apply strategies to correct both local and global grammatical errors. The course is intended for students who need to develop strong control of grammar to support their educational and career goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SAMPLES OF ADVANCED-LEVEL, ACADEMIC ENGLISH.

ESLG 310 Intermediate-High Grammar

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLG 57 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on further practice of the forms, meanings, and usage of grammatical structures of English. Oral and written practice reinforces the structures studied. Students practice writing extensively both in and out of class.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: ANALYZE THE GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES IN SELECTED SAMPLES OF WRITTEN AND ORAL ENGLISH.

ESLG 320 Advanced-Low Grammar

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Eligibility is determined by the assessment process, or completion of ESLG 310 with a grade of "C" or better.

Transferable: CSU

This course focuses on developing control of the forms and meaning of major structures used in writing with an emphasis on aligning clause structures and writing purposes. Students write extensively and apply editing strategies introduced in the course. Assignments emphasize grammar and syntax in the context of longer written work.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: RECOGNIZE AND NAME GRAMMAR AND SYNTACTIC STRUCTURES USING APPROPRIATE METALINGUISTIC TERMS.