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ESL Level 2

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Course number: ESL 052

Instructor: Andrea Cheng

Office: 227

Office Hours: TBA

Contact Information: 569-4848
Andrea.cheng@cincinnatistate.edu

Course information: ESL level 2 is a high intermediate/advanced English as a Second Language class which prepares Limited English Proficient students for college level courses. The course integrates reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension, and grammar as well as the writing process, organization, grammar and mechanics, and sentence structure. Students will produce three essays and several paragraphs.

The content of the course focuses on American culture and issues facing new immigrants. The course is designed for Limited English Proficient students at Cincinnati State who are enrolled in a pre-tech or degree program. In addition, the course may attract LEP people in the Cincinnati area who are not enrolled in a program at Cincinnati State but wish to improve their English skills.

Learning Outcomes:
Gain fluency in spoken English
Increase listening comprehension is both formal and informal situations Have a basic knowledge of English grammar
Increase reading comprehension of written texts
Improve accuracy and fluency in writing English paragraphs and essays

Prerequisites: Appropriate placement on COMPASS test or successful completion of ESL Level 1.

Texts: Hot Topics 3 by Pavlik
Grammar for Writing 2 by Cain

Grades will be based on:

Paragraphs (must be typed)…………..20%

Essays (must be typed)……………….30%
Tests……………………………….. 30%
Attendance and participation………….20%
(Missing more than four classes will lower student’s grade by one letter grade.)

Classroom standards:
Students are expected to report to class on time and ready to work. Students must respect the opinions of other students and instructors at all times. Please turn off all cell phones before entering the classroom.

Attendance Policy: Attendance is required. Students who miss four or more classes will have their grades lowered by one letter grade. Missing six or more classes will result in a failing grade for the term.

Plagiarism and cheating: Plagiarism and/or cheating will result in a grade of “0” for that assignment and possible failure for the course. Cincinnati State guidelines for plagiarism and cheating must be followed.

Learning Outcomes
After completing ESL Advanced Writing, students will:

• understand and use the steps in the writing process
• write clear paragraphs including topic sentence, support, and concluding sentence • write clear five paragraph essays on a variety of topics. • use standard English sentence structure in writing and speaking • gain confidence in ability to communicate in written and spoken English • understand English used in academic settings

WEEK 1
HT ch. 1
G ch. 1
Writing: introduction
Present yourself to the class

WEEK 2
HT ch. 2
G ch. 2
Writing: The parts of a five paragraph essay

WEEK 3
HT ch. 3
G ch. 3
Writing: Essay one: Comparison/contrast
Select an aspect of culture which differs in your country and in the US. This topic may or may not relate to chapters 1,2,3 in Hot Topics. TEST HT 1,2,3

WEEK 4
HT ch. 4
G ch. 4
Writing: ESSAY ONE COMPARISON/CONTRAST DUE

WEEK 5
HT ch. 5
G ch. 5
Writing: Begin Essay two: Cause/Effect
GRAMMAR TEST 1-5

WEEK 6
HT 6
G ch. 6
Writing: revise/edit Essay Two
TEST HT 4,5,6

WEEK 7
HT 7
G ch. 7
Writing: ESSAY TWO CAUSE/EFFECT DUE

WEEK 8
HT ch. 8
G ch. 8
Writing; Begin Essay Three: Narrative

WEEK 9
HT ch. 9
G ch. 9
Writing: Narrative continued
TEST HT 7, 8, 9

WEEK 10
HT ch. 10
G ch. 10
Writing: ESSAY THREE NARRATIVE DUE

WEEK 11
HT ch. 11
G ch. 11
Writing: Introduction to argument

WEEK 12
HT ch. 12
G ch. 12
Writing:...
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