ESL 103 - English as a Second Language Grammar 2
English grammar for non-native speakers at the low-intermediate level. Understanding and practice of fundamental 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.
Prerequisites: ESL 003 English as a Second Language Grammar I, ESL 004 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening I, ESL 005 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing I
Corequisites: ESL 104 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 2, ESL 105 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 2
4 Credit Hours
(This course is not acceptable for credits toward a degree)
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic English tenses: Simple Present, Present Progressive, Simple Past, and Simple Future by recognizing, constructing, and using them correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
2. Demonstrate an ability to construct and properly use YES/NO-questions, WH-questions, and OR-questions in these basic tenses in oral and written communciation.
3. Distinguish between common and proper nouns, and between count and non-count nouns, and employ these kinds of nouns correctly in basic speaking and writing tasks.
4. Explain the formation of plural nouns and use them properly in communication.
5. Explain the function and position of descriptive adjectives in sentences, and use them correctly in speaking and writing practice.
6. Explain and use some common prepositions of place and tiem appropriately in speaking and writing activities.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of Pronouns, including Subject, Object, Demonstrative, and ONE/ONES/IT, and use them correctly in real situations.
8. Explain the basic rules for forming comparative and superlative adjectives and use those forms correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
9. Distinguish between adjectives and adverbs and use them correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of the possessives (Nouns, Adjectives, and Pronouns), and apply them properly in oral and writing exercises.
11. Recognize and use definite and indefinite articles and quantifiers properly with singular and plural count nouns and with non-count nouns in speaking and writing tasks.
12. Recognize, form, and use the Imperative correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks to give directions, instructions, orders, advice, and warnings; and to make suggestions and requests.
13. Distinguish between TOO, VERY, and ENOUGH, and use them properly in oral and written communication.
14. Recognize and use basic modals properly to express ability, permission, and possibility, and make requests and suggestions in speaking and writing activities.
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