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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 course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fluency in conversing about both academic and non-academic topics
  • Support answers with clearly related reasons and examples
  • Produce consonant and vowel sounds, and can manage suprasegmentals
  • Give sufficiently detailed explanations using appropriate academic vocabulary and language register
  • 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

Advanced English II - 162 Writing (6 hours)

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

  • Understand all verb tenses
  • Use all verb tenses (excluding Past Perfect Progressive, Future Perfect, and Future Perfect Progressive)
  • Recognize and produce sentences with noun clauses
  • Recognize and produce sentences with adjective and adverb clauses
  • Use conditionals
  • Comprehend and produce sentences with gerunds and infinitives
  • Use quoted and reported speech
  • Use advanced sentence structures (simple, compound, complex statements and questions) to add clarity to writing
  • Use parallel structure
  • Demonstrate written coherence throughout organization, development, and word choice
  • Express individual ideas in different modes of academic essays
  • Identify and edit structural common errors including comma splices, run-ons, and fragments
  • Analyze, revise, and edit own writing
  • Use appropriate citation format for academic writing
  • Write a 4-6-page research paper incorporating appropriate reliable sources
  • Summarize and paraphrase authentic articles and sources
  • Respond to readings in written form
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skill in writing

Advanced English II - 166 Writing (3 hours)

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

  • Use grammatical structures appropriate for advanced ESL writing
  • Use advanced sentence structures (simple, compound, complex statements and questions) to add clarity to writing
  • Use parallel structure
  • Demonstrate written coherence throughout organization, development, and word choice
  • Express individual ideas in different modes of academic essays
  • Identify and edit structural common errors including comma splices, run-ons, and fragments
  • Analyze, revise, and edit own writing
  • 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
  • Respond to readings in written form
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skill in writing

Advanced English II - 164 Listening (3 hours)

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

  • Integrate new vocabulary to comprehend academic lectures, interviews and other academic level spoken presentations
  • Use strategies to recognize context clues to understand unfamiliar vocabulary
  • Listen for and recognize target vocabulary.
  • Listen to oral discourse and respond appropriately
  • Prove knowledge of American cultural issues and American history
  • Identify main idea and supporting details of an unsimplified academic lecture
  • Use notes from an unsimplified academic lecture to prepare for and answer test questions
  • Integrate information based on notes from multiple sources such as pre-test readings and other lectures to answer test questions
  • Use their notes to reconstruct academic presentations from both live and recorded sources

Advanced English II - 163 Reading (6 hours)

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

  • Identify topics
  • Identify main ideas
  • Identify supporting details and differentiate them from main ideas
  • Understand & identify pronoun reference
  • Comprehend academic texts & answer various types of comprehension / critical thinking questions, including ones in which the student is expected to paraphrase
  • Identify the best summary of a text
  • Recognize & identify organizational patterns: listing, sequence, comparison/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, extended definition
  • Make inferences, including predicting the most logical conclusions & recognizing the most valid inferences.
  • Accurately determine the author’s purpose
  • Accurately determine the author’s point of view
  • Accurately determine the author’s tone
  • Accurately determine the intended audience of the reading
  • Distinguish between facts and opinions
  • Read and interpret infographics, such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, illustrations, etc.
  • Use a graphic organizer to accurately analyze readings
  • Recognizing documentation of sources
  • Accurately discern the meaning of vocabulary (words & collocations) based on context.
  • Understand and identify word forms and parts of speech: noun, adjective, verb, and adverb
  • Identify connotation of vocabulary items in context