Nov 20, 2019
ESL 003 - English as a Second Language Grammar 1
English grammar for non-native speakers at the beginning level. Understanding and practice of basic grammar of American English, with a focus on form, meaning, and use in oral and written communication. Integrates grammar into practice of the other language skills. (This course is not acceptable for credits toward a degree)
Corequisites: ESL 004 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening I, ESL 005 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing I
4 Credit Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic tenses: Simple Present, Present Progressive, and Simple Past by recognizing, constructing, and using them correctly in affirmative and negative statements, and YES/NO and WH-questions.
- Recognize, form, and use the Imperative (affirmative and negative) correctly to give directions.
- Recognize, form, and use singular and plural nouns properly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
- Distinguish between countable and non-countable nouns and utilize them correctly in simple oral and written communication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic uses of definite and indefinite articles with singular and plural countable and non-countable nouns.
- Explain the basic use and position of descriptive adjectives in English, and use them correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
- Describe the basic rules for forming comparatives and superlatives of adjectives, and use those comparisons correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
- Explain and use some basic prepositions of place and time appropriately in simple communication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Pronouns (Subject, Object, Possessive, and Demonstrative) and use them appropriately in simple speaking and writing tasks.
- Recognize and use six basic sentence patterns correctly in simple speaking and writing activities.
- Recognize and use modal CAN properly to express ability, possibility, and make requests in simple speaking and writing activities.
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