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Course Description

This is a basic skills ESL course designed to help students review and maintain grammar and speaking skills between semesters. The emphasis will be on oral production centered around lifeskill areas such as food, families, work, clothing, health, home school, shopping, recreation, and transportation. Grammar tenses (present, present continuous, and past) will be reviewed and practiced. The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on oral communication. This is a pass/no pass course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use themetic vocabulary and basic grammatical structures ( simple present, present continuous, and simple past tense) studied to communicate in English during class activities
  • Ask and answer simple questions about issues that affect their daily lives ( clothing, food, families, health, house and home, work), using appropriate verb tenses (simple present, present continuous, simple past).
  • Discuss ideas presented in short paragraphs about a variety of themes important to students' daily lives.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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