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140 Student Learning Outcomes

Intermediate English I (DAS 140) Listening and Speaking

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

  • Use sufficient vocabulary to discuss and understand the main idea in a simple lecture.
  • Guess meaning of new vocabulary from the context of a listening activity.
  • Demonstrate sufficient listening comprehension to understand main ideas and details in a lecture.
  • Take notes independently from a simple lecture.
  • Take guided notes from a more complex lecture.
  • Use simple vocabulary on personal and non-personal topics.
  • Spell key words at level*.
  • Demonstrate discussion skills on personal/non-personal topics.
  • Agree/disagree and state opinions politely in class settings.
  • Demonstrate ability to discuss and present ideas.
  • Use situationally appropriate grammar in the context of a conversation.
  • Use situationally appropriate sentence structures in the context of a conversation.
  • Produce consonant and vowel sounds.
  • Manage major aspects of suprasegmentals.

Intermediate English I (DAS 140) Written Communication

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

  • Comprehend and use basic sentence structures with correct parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, and word order.
  • Comprehend and use present and past tenses, both simple and progressive.
  • Comprehend and express future with simple future, be going to and present progressive.
  • Comprehend and use present perfect tense.
  • Identify and comprehend present perfect progressive and past perfect tense.
  • Comprehend and use passive voice in simple tenses.
  • Comprehend and use modals in the present, in the future and in the past (could, had to).
  • Comprehend and use count and non-count nouns with appropriate quantifiers.
  • Comprehend and use pronouns.
  • Comprehend and use comparisons with adjectives and adverbs.
  • Comprehend and use adjective clauses with who, that, which, and whose.
  • Comprehend and use infinitives in different patterns (as a subject, as an object, for a purpose, after an adjective).
  • Comprehend and use gerunds in different patters (as subject, as an object).
  • Write a variety of simple, complex and compound sentences with increasing ability.
  • Write a well-developed and coherent paragraph with a topic sentence, several supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.
  • Demonstrate increasing ability to write a short essay/composition that has:
    • an introduction with a thesis statement.
    • body paragraph(s) with logical flow of ideas.
    • a conclusion.
  • Revise a draft for content and organization.
  • Recognize and correct mistakes in sentence structure and other grammatical points covered at this level.

Intermediate English I (DAS 140) Reading

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

  • Identify the topic of a reading.
  • Identify the main idea of a reading.
  • Identify the supporting details of a reading.
  • Choose the logical concluding phrase of a paragraph.
  • Identify the pattern of organization of a paragraph and the clues for the pattern of organization. (listing, sequence, comparison, problem/solution, cause/effect)
  • Identify the noun a pronoun refers to.
  • Identify the part of speech (n, v, adj, adv.) and choose the correct word form in a sentence.
  • Identify fact and opinion sentences.
  • Make inferences.
  • Answer a variety of comprehension questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank)
  • Understand the first 1,350 most common English words.
  • Guess the meaning of new words from the context.
  • Learn frequent collocations and identify the meaning of the collocations.

* “At-level” is described by the aggregate grammar and vocabulary in the Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes for the Intermediate English I (DAS 140) curriculum.