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:
1. 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.
2. Recognize, form, and use the Imperative (affirmative and negative) correctly to give directions.
3. Recognize, form, and use singular and plural nouns properly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
4. Distinguish between countable and non-countable nouns and utilize them correctly in simple oral and written communication.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic uses of definite and indefinite articles with singular and plural countable and non-countable nouns.
6. Explain the basic use and position of descriptive adjectives in English, and use them correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
7. Describe the basic rules for forming comparatives and superlatives of adjectives, and use those comparisons correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
8. Explain and use some basic prepositions of place and time appropriately in simple communication.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of Pronouns (Subject, Object, Possessive, and Demonstrative) and use them appropriately in simple speaking and writing tasks.
10. Recognize and use six basic sentence patterns correctly in simple speaking and writing activities.
11. Recognize and use modal CAN properly to express ability, possibility, and make requests in simple speaking and writing activities.
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