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ESL786:  NC ESL FUNDAMENTALS 2A


Course Description

This is the third course in a series of English classes for students with little oral or written English competency. Through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, students learn to use grammatical structures of English with increasing accuracy while gaining basic life skills. This course begins to prepare students for transfer into the ESL credit program. ADVISORY: Placement into ESL Level 3 by the CASAS placement test.


Learning Outcomes

  • Respond to and use basic greetings and courtesy phrases.
  • Provide personal information upon oral or written request.
  • Request very basic services within the context of the life skills topics covered.
  • Pronounce and spell the names of objects, people, places and activities within the context of the life skills topics covered.
  • Use subject, object and demonstrative pronouns, possessive adjectives, simple nouns, basic prepositions, adjectives, and the interrogatives: when, where, why, how, who, whose and what.
  • Ask and answer, in speech or print, yes-no and information questions with the BE verb and other verbs in the simple present and present continuous tenses, within the context of the life-skills topics covered.
  • Make simple present and present continuous affirmative and negative oral and written statements within the context of the life-skills topics covered.
  • Read very simple paragraphs and do very simple guided writing exercises using the vocabulary related to the life-skills topics covered.
  • Demonstrate class and study skills necessary for success at the next level.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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