ESL 113 - English as a Second Language Grammar 3
English grammar for non-native speakers at the high-intermediate level. Understanding and practice of high-intermediate 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 103 English as a Second Language Grammar 2, ESL 104 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 2, ESL 105 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 2
Corequisites: ESL 114 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 3, ESL 115 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 3
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 following tenses: Simple Present, Present Progressive, Simple Past, Past Progressive, Simple Future, Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Progressive by recognizing, contructing, and using them correctly in oral and written communication.
2. Distinguish between count and non-count nouns and employ them correctly in oral and written communication.
3. Recognize and use definite and indefinite articles and quantifiers properly with singular and plural count nouns and with non-count nouns in oral and written communication.
4. Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs and use them correctly in oral and written communication.
5. Describe the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, and use those forms correctly in oral and written communication.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of how to correctly form of WH-questions and use them in asking for specific information.
7. Recognize and use a variety of modals properly to express ability, permission, requests, advice, suggestions, preferences, necessity, expectations, possibility, and inferences in oral and written communication.
8. Identify, form, and properly use gerunds and infinitives in various grammatical functions to communicate orally and in writing.
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