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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: American Language
Course Name Course Number Objectives
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
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