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English Language Program

Exit Level Classes - Part Time University

Advanced English II - 165 Speaking (3 hours)

A student who successfully completes this class will be able to:
Demonstrate fluency in conversing about both academic and non-academic topics
Show he is at ease in all “small talk” in non-academic situations
Demonstrate advanced ability in basic communication skills, including working with a group, agreeing/disagreeing, interrupting, turn taking, active listening, and impromptu speaking
Use simple and advanced vocabulary on a range of non-personal topics including current events, and topics not covered in readings
Show use of correct oral grammar, and self-correction strategies
Produce consonant and vowel sounds, and can manage suprasegmentals
Paraphrase short passages orally
Read level-appropriate material aloud
Follow and participate in extemporaneous conversations
Give sufficiently detailed explanations using appropriate academic vocabulary and language register
Support answers with clearly related reasons and examples
Give summaries of un simplified academic material
Discuss American cultural issues

Advanced English II - 162 Writing (6 hours)

A student who successfully completes this class will be able to use:
Grammar
all verb tenses
simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences
noun clauses
conditionals
transitional words and phrases
gerunds and infinitives
use grammatical structures and patterns appropriate for advanced ESL writing
recognize and articulate orally and in writing structural phrases and clause patterns in different forms of authentic texts
use parallel structure
identify and edit structural common errors including comma splices, run-ons, and fragments
use quoted and reported speech
use adjective and adverb clauses 
Writing
use pre-writing and organizational skills
use increasingly advanced sentence structures to add clarity to writing
show written coherence through organization, development, and word choice
analyze and revise own writing
edit own writing for mechanical and structural errors
use correct paragraph and essay form 
express individual ideas in different modes of academic essays
perform independent searches to find reliable sources of research
use appropriate citation format for academic writing
write a 4-6 page research paper incorporating appropriate reliable sources
summarize, synthesize, and paraphrase authentic articles and sources in written and oral form
analyze orally and in writing advanced rhetorical structures and situations
respond to readings in written and oral form
demonstrate advanced critical thinking skill in writing

 

Advanced English II - 166 Writing (3 hours)

A student who successfully completes this class will be able to use:
Grammar
use grammatical structures and patterns appropriate for advanced ESL writing
recognize and articulate orally and in writing structural phrases and clause patterns in different forms of authentic texts
use parallel structure
identify and edit structural common errors including comma splices, run-ons, and fragments
use quoted and reported speech
use adjective and adverb clauses 
Writing
use pre-writing and organizational skills
use increasingly advanced sentence structures to add clarity to writing
show written coherence through organization, development, and word choice
analyze and revise own writing
edit own writing for mechanical and structural errors
use correct paragraph and essay form 
express individual ideas in different modes of academic essays
perform independent searches to find reliable sources of research
use appropriate citation format for academic writing
write a 4-6 page research paper incorporating appropriate reliable sources
summarize, synthesize, and paraphrase authentic articles and sources in written and oral form
analyze orally and in writing advanced rhetorical structures and situations
respond to readings in written and oral form
demonstrate advanced critical thinking skill in writing 

Advanced English II - 164 Listening (3 hours)

A student who successfully completes this class:
Can integrate new vocabulary to comprehend academic lectures, interviews and other academic level spoken presentations
Can identify and use strategies to recognize context clues in order to understand unfamiliar vocabulary
Can paraphrase academic discourse effectively in writing and discussion from an academic lecture
Can identify main idea and supporting details of a unsimplified academic lecture
Can take independent, thorough, well-organized notes on unsimplified academic lectures.

Advanced English II - 163 Reading (6 hours)

A student who successfully completes this class will be able to:
 Comprehension
 Comprehend un-simplified texts
 Identify main ideas, supporting details, and conclusions
 Preview and make predictions
 Recognize organizational patterns
 Make inferences
 Paraphrase and summarize
 Recognize target (i.e. intended) audience
 Recognize author’s purpose (to inform, instruct, persuade, or entertain)
 Recognize tone and bias
 Identify the author’s point of view
 Recognize documentation of sources
 Read critically
 Apply ideas to new contexts
 Answer various types of comprehension questions
 Consolidation of skills learned
 Vocabulary
 Understand and use vocabulary at level
 Guess meanings of words in context
Understand word forms
Recognize and use collocations
Recognize and use connotations
Fluency
Identify and use more strategies to increase reading rate
Complete reading tasks within specified time
Classroom and Test-taking Skills
Discuss readings
Pronounce, and spell new vocabulary
Use skimming/scanning techniques to answer questions
Respond to readings in short and/or essay-length answers
Understand academic test questions and directions
Read 163-level text at minimum of 260 WPM with at least 70% comprehension
Use paced and timed readings to increase reading speed with leveled texts & practice comprehension (at around 70% accuracy)
Practice note-taking skills
Guess meanings of words in context