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140 Student Learning Outcomes

Intermediate English I (DAS 140) Listening

A student who successfully completes this course:
Is able to learn sufficient vocabulary to discuss and understand main idea in a simple lecture
Can guess meaning of new vocabulary from the context of a listening activity
Can demonstrate sufficient listening comprehension to understand main ideas and details in a lecture
Can take notes independently from a simple lecture
Can take guided notes from a more complex lecture
Can discuss short lecture with other students

Intermediate English I (DAS 140) Speaking

A student who successfully completes this course:
Demonstrates discussion skills on personal/non-personal topics
Can agree/disagree and state opinions politely in class settings
Demonstrates ability to discuss and present ideas both individually and in small groups
Can use simple vocabulary on personal and non-personal topics
Can use grammar from previous levels: present simple, present progressive, future, simple past, wh’s with do/does, q’s with how, pronouns, comparatives and superlatives, modals, etc.
Can compound sentences and use: present perfect, past continuous, used to, present perfect continuous, would you mind, infinitives and gerunds
Can produce consonant and vowel sounds, and can manage most aspects of suprasegmentals
Can read level-appropriate material aloud
Can follow and participate in conversations at level

Intermediate English I (DAS 140) Written Communication

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
Analyze a sentence, and identify the parts of speech of its parts (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun)
Comprehend and use simple present and past, present and past progressive tenses
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 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 and which
Comprehend and use basic gerund and infinitive structures
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 concluding sentence
Demonstrate increasing ability to write a five-paragraph essay that has:
 - an introduction with a thesis statement
 - body paragraphs with logical flow of ideas
 - a conclusion
Revise the 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 topics, main ideas, supporting details and conclusions
Recognize organizational patterns: listing, sequence, comparison, problem/solution, cause/effect
Preview and make predictions
Identify facts and opinions
Make inferences
Answer different types of comprehension questions
Understand and use first 1,350 English words and their collocations
Understand word forms
Guess new words in context
Identify and use simple strategies to increase reading rate
Understand the importance of reading rate
Complete reading tasks within specified time
Classroom and Test-taking skills
Use skimming and scanning techniques
Pronounce and spell new vocabulary
Use a dictionary – English only
Respond to readings with a short answer
Discuss readings
Use paced/timed readings to increase reading speed
Read at level texts at a minimum of 160 WPM and at least 70% of comprehension questions answered correctly