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138 Student Learning Outcomes

Beginning English II (DAS 138) Listening and Speaking

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

  • Complete basic dictation exercises.
  • Answer simple questions based on a short listening activity.
  • List basic information in short listening activity.
  • Identify order in basic English discourse.
  • Connect main ideas to supporting details.
  • Follow more complex oral explanations/directions.
  • Acquire basic vocabulary to participate in life-skills based conversations.
  • Spell key words at level.
  • State point of view.
  • Start, maintain, and end a conversation.
  • Use at-level* vocabulary on familiar/personal topics.
  • Use situationally appropriate grammar in the context of a short conversation.
  • Respond to questions in a comprehensible manner.
  • Produce consonant and vowel sounds.

 Beginning English II (DAS 138) Written Communication

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

  • Comprehend and use the correct parts of speech and word order in sentences.
  • Comprehend and use to be and to have in present, past and future tenses. 
  • Comprehend and use present progressive and simple present with adverbs of frequency and with prepositional time phrases.
  • Comprehend and use simple past and past progressive.
  • Connect main ideas to supporting details.
  • Comprehend and use simple future and be going to.
  • Comprehend and use modals in the present (and could, had to in past).
  • Comprehend and use count and non-count nouns and common quantifiers.
  • Comprehend and use pronouns and possessive adjectives. 
  • Comprehend and use basic infinitive and gerund structures.
  • Comprehend and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs.
  • Write simple sentences (affirmative, negative, and interrogative) with correct capitalization, punctuation, word order and correct subject-verb agreement.
  • Write compound sentences (but, so, and, or) correctly.
  • Write complex sentences with time clauses (after, before, when, while) and with because.
  • Write a paragraph (10-12 sentences)
    • with sentences using at level vocabulary.
    • that has correct paragraph format
    • that has a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.
    • that show a logical flow of ideas.
    • that has transition words.
  • Recognize and correct mistakes in capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, verb forms, and other grammatical points covered at this level.

Beginning English II (DAS 138) Reading

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

  • Use previewing and predicting skills.
  • Identify the topic of a reading.
  • Identify the main idea of reading.
  • Identify the supporting details of a reading.
  • Identify the noun a pronoun refers to.
  • Identify the part of speech of a word (n, v, adj., adv.) and be able to choose the correct word form in a sentence.
  • Know and apply common prefixes and suffixes.
  • Identify the complete subject and verb of a sentence.
  • Answer comprehension questions.
  • Understand the first 900 most common English words.
  • Guess the meaning of new words from the context.
  • Learn frequent collocations and identify the meaning of the collocations.
  • Read verbs in simple and progressive past and present as well as the future. Recognize verb tenses: past, present, and future.

* “At-level” is described by the aggregate grammar and vocabulary in the Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes for the Beginning English II (DAS 138) curriculum.