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Discipline: American Language
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Basic to Intermediate Writing and Reading AMLA 70
  • Compose clear, well developed paragraph
  • :Apply reading strategies to analyze a variety of readings
  • Demonstrate listening comprehension by following directions, asking for clarification, and participating in discussions
  • Relate ideas from class materials to self and ask critical questions to form and use new concepts in written responses
  • Demonstrate a growing command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax and begin to strengthen editing skills
  • Learn and apply metacognitive reflection in both reading and writing tasks for increased comprehension and growth
Accelerated Developmental Writing for AMLA AMLA 90
  • Compose a 4-6 page essay in MLA format with properly cited evidence from sources and an accurately formatted WC page
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate key ideas from a variety of readings (fiction and nonfiction) at an advanced level
  • Listen, process, contribute, analyze, evaluate, and create new meaning for learning in the target language.
  • Connections to self, text, world: Relate ideas from the class materials to self, world, and the course theme, and ask critical questions to form and use new concepts in written and spoken responses
  • Demonstrate sophisticated command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax with successful attempts at employing editing strategies
  • Apply metacognitive and reflective strategies to monitor learning success, address academic challenges, and promote student independence
Accent Reduction AMLA 21S
  • Students will rate their awareness of personal pronunciation strengths
  • Students will rate their awareness of personal pronunciation weaknesses
  • students will assess their level of confidence when speaking English
  • Measure AMLA 21 students’ self-awareness of pronunciation accuracy
  • Measure accuracy of AMLA 21 students’ pronunciation.
American Language Advanced Reading AMLA 33R
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate reading selection.
  • Students will demonstrate acquisition of new vocabulary in a course-embedded tests of either a combination of passive (no more than 50% of the words) and active masteries or active mastery alone.
  • Students will comprehend the central meaning and/or details of a text of level appropriate length and difficulty
American Language Basic Reading AMLA 31R
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate reading selection.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate acquisition of new vocabulary in course-embedded tests of either a combination of passive (no more than 50% of the words) and active masteries or active mastery alone.
  • Students will comprehend the central meaning and/or details of a text of level appropriate length and difficulty.
American Language Formal Speaking AMLA 23S
  • students will self-assess their pronunciation strengths and weaknesses
  • students will organize and deliver a formal speech
  • Students will demonstrate greater confidence in academic public speaking
  • Students will successfully take notes on the main ideas of an academic lecture
  • Students will rate their organization of impromptu speeches higher on the post test than on the pre test
  • Students will deliver a two-minute impromptu speech on a given topic using effective delivery, including eye contact, volume, and time.
American Language Intermediate Reading AMLA 32R
  • Demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate reading selection.
  • Students will write a paraphrase of main ideas from a paragraph-length text
  • Students will demonstrate active and passive mastery of 60 newly acquired vocabulary to be generally taken from the General Service List and the Academic word list.
  • Students will demonstrate acquisition of new vocabulary in a course-embedded tests of either a combination of passive (no more than 50% of the words) and active masteries or active mastery alone.
  • Students will comprehend the central meaning and/or details of a text of level appropriate length and difficulty
AmLa Interpersonal Communication AMLA 22S
  • students will self-assess their strengths and weaknesses in pronunciation of vowels consonants
  • students will self-assessment the strengths and weaknesses with stress and intonation
  • Students will demonstrate greater confidence in English conversation.
  • Students will recognize correct use of grammar and language functions in conversational speech (e.g. ?I am interested in?.? vs.? I am interesting in?.? and correct sentence structure in ?I was wondering if you could tell me the answer to number 13.?).
  • Demonstrate improvement in ability to recognize correct grammar and usage of common language functions (pre-post objective assessment)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret the meaning of common American gestures
College Composition for Non-Native English Speakers AMLA 1A
  • Listen, process, contribute, analyze, evaluate, persuade, and create new meaning for learning in the target language.
  • Demonstrate sophisticated command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax with critical analysis of feedback for successful editing to complete the writing process
  • apply college-level metacognitive and reflective strategies to monitor learning success, address academic challenges, and implement self-regulation techniques
Idiomatic English AMLA 24
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate idioms.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of level-appropriate proverbs.
  • AmLa 24S Students will demonstrate greater confidence when using idioms in spoken English.
  • Students will recognize correct usage of thirty-five common English idioms.
  • Students will score better on a 35 question test which measures the ability to recognize correct usage of common English idioms.
  • On exiting the course, students will be able to define literal vs. figurative language
Intermediate to Advanced Writing and Reading AMLA 80
  • Compose a five paragraph essay with clear, well developed paragraphs that appropriately answer the prompt
  • Identify, analyze, and record key ideas from a variety of readings (fiction and nonfiction) at an advanced intermediate level
  • Listen, process and contribute to learning tasks to collaborate in target language.
  • Relate ideas from the class materials to self and world, and topics, and ask critical questions to form and use new concepts in written and spoken responses
  • Demonstrate a strong command of English language grammar, vocabulary, and syntax with some attempts at employing editing strategies
  • Learn and apply metacognitive and reflective strategies to monitor learning success and address academic challenges