ESL

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
CITZ NATCitizenship^ Students will improve their understanding of the listening and writing content of the U.S. Citizenship interview. ^ Students will improve their understanding of U.S. history & government content outlined by U.S. Naturalization Dept.
ESL LANG3English for Specific Uses^ Students will apply accent improvement strategies to demonstrate effective oral communication in a specific school or vocational settings. ^ Students will apply effective strategies such as use of contextual cues and prefix/suffix inference to demonstrate understanding of vocabulary in a specific field of study. ^ Students will watch a career-related video clip or listen to a career-related audio selection and take accurate notes on a form provided.
ESL VHLTHESL - Health Professionals^ Students will listen to a medically-related audio selection and will take accurate notes on a provided form. ^ Students will participate in a medically-related discussion and will be evaluated on their oral fluency according to a rubric.
ESL LVL1ESL - Level 1^ Students will be able to describe services offered at DMV as well as identify roadside signs and traffic signals. ^ Students will demonstrate ability to follow appropriate procedures and access community-assistance agencies in the case of an emergency or disaster. ^ Students will demonstrate comprehension of basic vocabulary, phrases, and commands used in everyday situations. ^ Students will respond to questions about the history and government of the United States and talk about the flag of the United States in a role play interview with a US Citizenship and Immigration Services officer. ^ Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of beginning level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL LVL2ESL - Level 2^ (Level 2) Students will be able to respond correctly to questions about the history and government of the United States in order to be successful in the naturalization process ^ Students will demonstrate the ability to make a doctor's appointment, complete a medical history form, and talk with a doctor regarding a medical issue. ^ Students will differentiate between present, past, and future events based on an audio conversation. ^ Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of beginning level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL LVL3ESL - Level 3^ By the end of the term, at least 65% of the students in Level 3 will be able to correctly answer at least 12 out of 20 listening comprehension questions given by their level instructors. ^ Students will be able to complete a job application and demonstrate ability to access employment by engaging in a job interview. ^ Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of intermediate level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL LVL4ESL - Level 4^ By the end of the term, 70% of the ESL students taking Level 4 will receive a passing score of 12 or higher (out of 18) on an ESL department oral rubric as measured by their instructors for their interview presentation of someone whom they did not know before taking the class. ^ Students exiting Level 4 will be able to prepare a comparison table using Microsoft Word noting several advantages/disadvantages of two schools from which they will write a short composition and participate in a role play explaining one or more barriers to continuing their education. ^ Students will be able to detect the the mood and urgency of a message based on an audio segment of a conversation. ^ Students will be able to report orally via a presentation and a mock phone call about an environmental problem. ^ Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of intermediate level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL LVL5ESL - Level 5^ (Level 5) Students will be able to report orally the results of an interview with a native English speaker in the community or the workplace. ^ By the end of the term, at least 70% of the students in Level 5 will be able to correctly answer at least 12 out of 20 listening comprehension questions given by their level instructors. ^ Students will be able to complete a job application and demonstrate ability to access employment by engaging in a job interview. ^ Students will be able to write a personal statement essay and use this as a basis for a role play interview with an admissions counselor. ^ Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of advanced level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL LVL6ESL - Level 6^ By the end of the term, at least 70% of the students in Level 6 will be able to correctly answer at least 12 out of 20 listening comprehension questions given by their level instructors. ^ Students will be able to research jobs online and to present via PowerPoint the research results of an identified career path using multiple resources. ^ Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of advanced level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL SPKAESL - Speaking A^ Beginning level ESL students will orally present their own personal history in the form of a timeline. ^ Beginning level ESL students will talk about their hometowns or about a holiday in their native country.
ESL SPKBESL - Speaking B^ Intermediate level ESL students will give a presentation about a movie they have recently watched in English to the class. ^ Intermediate level ESL students will present a past vacation experience to the class. ^ Intermediate level ESL students will present a personal hobby to their classmates. ^ Intermediate level ESL students will talk about a scary or funny event that has significantly impacted their lives.
ESL SPKCESL - Speaking C^ Advanced ESL students will present a biography of an influential person. ^ Advanced level ESL students will orally present a compare/contrast speech. ^ Advanced-level Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) students will present via PowerPoint the research results of an identified U.S. company using multiple resources. ^ Advanced-level Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) team of students will develop a product or service, prepare a marketing strategy for it, and give a PowerPoint presentation to the class.
ESL WRTAESL - Writing A^ Beginning level ESL students will edit paragraphs containing errors that include grammar, spelling, capitalization, mechanics and punctuation. ^ Beginning level ESL students will write a short paragraph about a favorite person guided by "wh-" questions (who, what, when, where, and why).
ESL WRTBESL - Writing B^ Intermediate level ESL students will edit a classmate's writing sample using a worksheet provided by the instructor that includes such criteria as main idea, attention to detail, editing errors, and questions to the author. ^ Intermediate level ESL students will edit a short composition and complete a worksheet provided by the instructor. ^ Intermediate level ESL students will write a business letter (asking for career advice) following the business letter format they studied in class.
ESL WRTCESL - Writing C^ Advanced ESL students will develop an outline for a comparison/contrast essay using an outline worksheet provided by the instructor that includes clear main idea, two points of comparison or two points of contrast with two specific details and examples for each point, and a conclusion. ^ Advanced ESL students will write a composition that consists of a summary and response to a nonfiction reading (e.g., newspaper, magazine). The composition includes the title of the selection, the author, the source, the general idea of the entire article, and only the most essential points. ^ Advanced Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) students will individually write a two-page report on the product or service they developed for their team presentation. ^ Advanced-level Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) students will individually write a one-page report on the company they researched in teams.
ESL PLVL1ESL Pre-Level 1^ Pre-1) Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge and awareness of the emergency services available in the community and ways to contact and use emergency services and legal assistance agencies. ^ Students will be able to describe services offered at the DMV as well as identify roadside signs and traffic signals. ^ Students will demonstrate understanding of simple words, phrases and questions related to personal information or familiar materials.
ESL SPKP1ESL Speaking A for Beginners (Pre-1)^ Literacy level ESL students will listen and retell short stories with main idea and factual detail. ^ Literacy level ESL students will talk about their hometowns in their native countries.
ESL WRTP1ESL Writing A for Beginners (Pre-1)^ Literacy level ESL students will edit sentences containing errors that include grammar, spelling, and capitalization. ^ Literacy level ESL students will write five simple sentences about an important person in their life.
ESL LANG2LLC Open Lab^ Students will develop an academic habit of studying English independently using resources in the Language Learning Center (LLC). ^ VESL students will improve keyboarding speed and accuracy by utilizing resources in the open lab.
ESL TOEFLTOEFL Prep^ Advanced level ESL students will take a listening comprehension test similar to that section of the ETS-TOEFL test. ^ Advanced level ESL students will take a reading comprehension test similar to that section of the ETS-TOEFL test.