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Course Description

This is a beginning grammar/writing course for students with very basic grammar. The focus is on basic grammatical structures, punctuation and sentence skills. ADVISORY: ESL 510B or ESL Assessment Test recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 521 and ESL 522.

Learning Outcomes

  • Write simple sentences utilizing correct structure, word order, and punctuation.
  • Manipulate sentence forms (yes/no questions, information questions, affirmative and negative statements).
  • Read and recognize the following verb tenses in sentences and paragraphs: simple present, present progressive, simple past, future and past progressive.
  • Express ideas by writing original simple sentences and short paragraphs using the above mentioned tenses.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of parts of speech by constructing sentences using nouns (singular/plural, count/noncount), pronouns (subject, object, possessive, indefinite, demonstrative), adjectives, articles, quantifiers, and simple time clauses.
  • Demonstrate a developing confidence and skill by practicing with these structures while speaking and writing.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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