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English Language Program

Exit Level Classes

 Advanced English I -  151 Speaking (3 Credit Hours)

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

  • Demonstrate fluency in conversing about both academic and non-academic topics
  • Demonstrate fluency in “small talk” in non-academic situations
  • Follow and participate in conversations
  • Support answers with clearly related reasons and examples
  • Produce consonant and vowel sounds, and manage suprasegmentals
  • Demonstrate ability to give short impromptu speeches
  • Give summaries of academic material
  • Use situationally appropriate grammar to narrate, explain, describe, and summarize ideas or events in the past, present, or future.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary on a range of non-personal topics including current events, and topics covered readings

Advanced English I - 154 Listening (3 credit hours)

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

  • Utilize academic and content vocabulary to understand an unsimplified academic lecture
  • Use strategies to recognize context clues in order 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 topics, main ideas, and supporting details of unsimplified academic lectures.
  • Use notes from an unsimplified academic lecture to prepare for and answer test questions.
  • Integrate information based on notes from multiple sources and use for test preparation
  • Use notes to reconstruct an unsimplified academic lecture

Advanced English I - 152 Written Communication (6 credit 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, adjective, and adverb clauses
  • Use conditionals
  • Comprehend and produce sentences with gerunds and infinitives
  • Recognize and use modals of polite requests, necessity, advisability, expectations, suggestions, degrees of certainly (hedging expressions) in simple and progressive forms
  • 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 through 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
  • Correctly incorporate and cite outside sources in the Summary-Response Essay homework assignment
  • Summarize and paraphrase authentic articles and sources
  • Respond to readings in written form
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skill in writing

Advanced English I - 153 Reading and Vocabulary (6 credit hours)

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

  • Understand the structure of a text by answering comprehension questions and completing graphic organizers
  • 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
  • Read and interpret infographics, such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, illustrations, etc.
  • Recognize & identify organizational patterns: listing, sequence, comparison/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, extended definition
  • Make valid inferences
  • Read critically to understand the author’s purpose and point of view
  • Distinguish between facts and opinions
  • Use a graphic organizer to accurately analyze readings
  • Recognize documentation of sources
  • Accurately discern the meaning of vocabulary (words & 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