Course Number and Title: ESL 046 Advanced ESL Grammar/Communication
Students are introduced to complex grammatical structures and develop mastery of English through a series of carefully sequenced communicative activities.
- Formulate appropriate grammatical structures for a variety of purposes. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Distinguish among the most appropriate uses of language to effectively communicate. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Integrate form, meaning, and use of target grammar. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Evaluate speech and writing to determine grammatical accuracy. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Formulate appropriate grammatical structures for a variety of purposes.
- Apply appropriate grammatical structure for specific situations.
- Construct affirmative and negative statements and questions.
- Construct accurate verb forms (simple, progressive, and perfect).
- Apply appropriate clausal structure for specific situations.
- Use hypothetical and unreal conditional language to effectively communicate.
- Use indirect and reported speech to effectively communicate.
- Analyze the implications of grammatical structure for specific situations.
- Generate idiomatic and phrasal structures.
- Distinguish among the most appropriate uses of language to effectively communicate.
- Use appropriate grammatical structure to effectively communicate.
- Use verb forms (simple, progressive, and perfect) accurately and appropriately.
- Interpret the clausal structure to effectively communicate.
- Select appropriate modals to effectively communicate.
- Use regular and perfect modals.
- Use appropriate verb complements to effectively communicate.
- Distinguish between active and passive voice
- Integrate form, meaning, and use of target grammar.
- Derive meaning from the use of grammatical structures.
- Distinguish between formal and informal grammatical structure.
- Assess language situations and expressions.
- Recognize cultural norms in language use.
- Evaluate speech and writing to determine grammatical accuracy.
- Identify appropriate techniques and strategies to determine grammatical accuracy.
- Identify incorrect usage of grammar.
- Modify grammar to improve communication.
- Reconstruct speech and writing for grammatical clarity.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
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Calculated using the following weighted average
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Speak English with sufficient proficiency to obtain, exchange, and present information, ideas, and opinions for personal, academic and general work-related purposes.
- Apply English listening comprehension skills of formal and informal spoken English in social, academic and workplace settings.
- Compose effective paragraphs and/or short essays incorporating the conventions of English grammar, mechanics, and usage.
- 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.
- Use grammatical structures accurately and appropriately to support effective comprehension and expression of English in daily and academic situations.
- Use a variety of technological tools to learn and express English in everyday and academic settings.
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.