Feb 22, 2020  
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESL - 040 Mastery ESL (English as a Second Language)

(3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Recommendation of current/previous instructor, college recommendation, or student request.
This Mastery ESL course is designed for English Language Learners (ELL) with conversational proficiency to further prepare for college-level coursework in English. Emphasis is on in-context vocabulary acquisition and the improvement of grammatical English skills. New vocabulary and grammar are then applied to spoken and written assignments. Emphasis is on writing as a process; students will learn strategies for compensating for individuals writing and language problems. The primary language skills addressed are writing and reading, but students will also practice speaking and listening with classmates and the instructor. The course is tailored to suit students’ individual skills levels and needs. Learning objectives include achievement on vocabulary and grammar tests and demonstrated gains through writing samples. Performance on these exams and written assignments determined student placement in higher-level writing courses. Credit earned will not satisfy the requirements for an Associate Degree and will not be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation. This course may be repeated. This course has been designated as a pass/no pass course. 

Lecture Hours: 15
Lab Hours: 60
Clinical Hours: 0
Work Experience Hours: 0

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