ESL 046 Advanced Grammar


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-52
Prerequisite:
None
Co-Requisites:

None

Course Credits and Hours:
8.00 credits
8.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

In this advanced course, students are introduced to complex grammatical structures and develop mastery of English through a series of carefully sequenced communicative activities.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Distinguish among the most appropriate uses of language to effectively communicate. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  2. Formulate appropriate grammatical structures for a variety of purposes. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  3. Relate the intersection of meaning, form, and use. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  4. Evaluate speech and writing to determine grammatical accuracy.  (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Distinguish among the most appropriate uses of language to effectively communicate.
    1. Use appropriate grammatical structure to effectively communicate.
    2. Use verb forms (simple, progressive, and perfect) accurately and appropriately.
    3. Interpret the clausal structure to effectively communicate.
    4. Select appropriate modals to effectively communicate.
    5. Use modals to convey various meanings.
    6. Use appropriate verb complements to effectively communicate.
    7. Distinguish between active and passive voice.
  2. Formulate appropriate grammatical structures for a variety of purposes.
    1. Apply appropriate grammatical structure for specific situations.
    2. Construct affirmative and negative statements and questions.
    3. Construct accurate verb forms (simple, progressive, and perfect).
    4. Construct and reconstruct appropriate clausal structure for specific situations.
    5. Use hypothetical and unreal conditional language to effectively communicate.
    6. Use indirect and reported speech to effectively communicate.
    7. Analyze the implications of grammatical structure for specific situations.
    8. Generate idiomatic and phrasal structures.
  3. Relate the intersection of meaning, form, and use.
    1. Derive meaning from the use of grammatical structures.
    2. Distinguish between formal and informal grammatical structure.
    3. Assess language situations and expressions.
    4. Recognize cultural norms in language use.
  4. Evaluate speech and writing to determine grammatical accuracy.
    1. Identify appropriate techniques and strategies to determine grammatical accuracy.
    2. Identify incorrect usage of grammar.
    3. Modify grammar to improve communication.
    4. Reconstruct speech and writing for grammatical clarity.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Formative Assessments

20%

Unit Exams (5)  (Summative)

60%

Unit 1 - 10%

 

Unit 2 - 10%

 

Unit 3 - 10%

 

Unit 4 - 15%

 

Unit 5 - 15%

 

Final Exam (Summative)

20%

TOTAL

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Speak English with sufficient proficiency to obtain, exchange, and present information, ideas, and opinions for personal, academic and general work-related purposes.
  2. Apply English listening comprehension skills of formal and informal spoken English in social, academic and workplace settings.
  3. Compose effective paragraphs and/or short essays incorporating the conventions of English grammar, mechanics, and usage.
  4. Use English reading comprehension skills with sufficient proficiency to obtain general information and specific details from a variety of general interest readings and limited academic texts.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.