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Course Description

This is the second part of a pre-ESL survival course that is designed for students with very limited reading/writing skills. The focus is on letter formation, sight-sound recognition and decoding skills. ADVISORY: Placement by the CASAS test or by successful completion of ESL 775.

Learning Outcomes

  • Form the alphabet with more ease.
  • Decode one and two-syllable words
  • Recognize simple, common vocabulary used in familiar topics such as family, health, feelings, time and money
  • Write simple sentences, questions, and answers about aforementioned topics
  • Employ vocabulary from topic areas to have conversation.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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