Jan 24, 2020
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Explain the formation of plural nouns and use them properly in communication.
- Explain the function and position of descriptive adjectives in sentences, and use them correctly in speaking and writing practice.
- Explain and use some common prepositions of place and tiem appropriately in speaking and writing activities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Pronouns, including Subject, Object, Demonstrative, and ONE/ONES/IT, and use them correctly in real situations.
- Explain the basic rules for forming comparative and superlative adjectives and use those forms correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
- Distinguish between adjectives and adverbs and use them correctly in simple speaking and writing tasks.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the possessives (Nouns, Adjectives, and Pronouns), and apply them properly in oral and writing exercises.
- 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.
- 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.
- Distinguish between TOO, VERY, and ENOUGH, and use them properly in oral and written communication.
- 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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