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150 Student Learning Outcomes

Intermediate English II (DAS 150) Listening

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

  • Utilize academic and content vocabulary to understand an academic lecture.
  • Listen for and recognize common and target vocabulary.
  • Use strategies to recognize context clues in order to understand unfamiliar lecture language.
  • Listen to oral discourse and respond appropriately.
  • Identify topics, main ideas, and supporting details of complex academic lectures.
  • Take notes independently from a longer academic lecture with main idea and supporting details.
  • Use their notes to reconstruct an academic lecture.
  • Organize notes and use them effectively for test preparation and to answer test questions.

Intermediate English II (DAS 150) Speaking

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

  • Converse about general topics.
  • Answer questions appropriately and accurately.
  • Use level-appropriate* vocabulary on selected non-personal topics.
  • Follow and participate in conversations at-level*.
  • Support answers with clearly related reasons and examples.
  • Comprehensibly produce consonant and vowel sounds and demonstrate awareness of appropriate stress, rhythm, and intonation.
  • Speak briefly in impromptu situations.
  • Use situationally appropriate grammar to narrate, explain, describe, and summarize ideas or events in the past, present, or future.
  • Give brief summaries of level-appropriate academic material.

Intermediate English II (DAS 150) Written Communication

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

  • Use all verb tenses (not including Past Perfect Progressive, Future Perfect, and Future Perfect Progressive).
  • Use passive voice and differentiate between passive and active in simple tenses.
  • Recognize and use modals of ability, advice, obligation, necessity, polite requests, expectations, and suggestions.
  • Recognize and produce sentences with noun, adjective, and adverb clauses.
  • Comprehend and produce sentences with gerunds and infinitives.
  • Write a variety of sentence structures (simple, compound, complex statements and questions).
  • Construct clear and concise sentences.
  • Demonstrate written coherence through organization, development, and word choice.
  • Express ideas in academic essays with introduction, two or more body paragraphs, and conclusion.
  • Analyze, revise, and edit own writing.

Intermediate English II (DAS 150) Reading

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

  • Identify topics.
  • Identify main ideas.
  • Identify supporting details.
  • 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.
  • Recognize and identify organizational patterns: sequence, comparison/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect.
  • Recognize direct inferences.
  • Use a graphic organizer to accurately analyze readings.
  • Distinguish between facts and opinions.
  • Read and interpret infographics: such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, illustrations, etc.
  • Accurately discern the meaning of vocabulary (words and collocations) based on context.
  • Understand and identify word forms based on the context the word is used in
  • Identify connotation of vocabulary items in context.

* “At-level” is described by the aggregate grammar and vocabulary in the Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes for the Intermediate English II (DAS 150) curriculum.