ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING 1 - Foundational
This course introduces Foundational level English Learner (EL) students to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. EL students learn strategies to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills. They expand oral comprehensibility and write complete sentences, a standard paragraph, and short content-based essays. They utilize level-appropriate conventions of grammar and punctuation with a minimum of errors. This course contributes to the skills needed in mainstream classes.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING 2 - Transitional
In this course, Transitional English Learner (EL) students discover how to use and extend their vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills more consciously and effectively for academic purposes. This course is similar to a mainstream English course in that students analyze classic literature and write multi-draft essays of various forms. Students participate in whole-class and small-group academic discussions. This course contributes to skills needed in mainstream classes and higher education.