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136 Student Learning Outcomes

Beginning English I (DAS 136) Listening

A student who successfully completes this course:
Has sufficient basic vocabulary to participate in simple life-skills based conversations
Can follow along with/read while listening to simple stories and/or conversations
Can respond to questions in basic conversational English
Can follow simple oral explanations/directions
Can complete basic cloze passages and do simple dictations
Can identify main ideas in basic English discourse
Can identify details in basic English discourse
Can answer questions based on a short listening activity

Beginning English I (DAS 136) Speaking

A student who successfully completes this course:
Can use survival English
Can understand and respond to basic questions
Can use simple vocabulary on familiar/personal topics
Can use present simple (be verb), pronouns, yes/no answers, Wh questions, present continuous, possessions
Can use Wh questions with do/does, future (will/going to), prepositions of place, can, simple past
Can produce most consonant and vowel sounds. Demonstrates awareness of suprasegmentals
Can read level-appropriate material aloud
Can follow and participate in conversations at level

 Beginning English I (DAS 136) Written Communication

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
Identify and use basic sentence patterns (affirmative, negative, and interrogative) and word order
Understand and use be, have and there in present and past
Understand and use simple present and present progressive
Understand and use adverbs of frequency
Understand and use simple past
Identify  and use count and non-count nouns
Identify and use and subject, object and possessive pronouns
Understand and use prepositions of place and time
Identify  and understand  time clauses with before, after, and when
Write a complete sentence (statement, negative sentence, question) that:
-starts with a capital letter
-ends with the correct punctuation
-has the correct word order
-has the correct subject-verb (pronoun) agreement
-contains the correct present or past tense
Write several sentences (simplified paragraph) that show a logical flow of ideas
Identify and correct mistakes of punctuation subject-verb agreement, word order, and tense (simple present, simple past, and present progressive) on the sentence level

Beginning English I (DAS 136) Reading

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

Comprehension
Read verbs in the simple present and past, present progressive and future
Understand simple questions
Identify topics/categories
Recognize a sentence and paragraph
Answer different types of comprehension questions
 Vocabulary
Understand and use first 450 English words and their collocations
Identify parts of speech and pronoun reference
 Fluency
Identify and use simple strategies to increase reading rate
Complete reading tasks within specified time 
 Classroom and Test-taking Skills
Sound out, recognize and spell new words
Read aloud to show meaning 
Use a dictionary – English only 
Respond to readings with a short answer 
Discuss readings 
Use paced/timed readings to increase reading speed