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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: ESL
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Citizenship CITZ NAT
  • Students will improve their understanding of the listening and writing content of the U.S. Citizenship interview.
  • Students will improve their understanding of U.S. history & government content outlined by U.S. Naturalization Dept.
English for Specific Uses ESL LANG3
  • Students will apply effective strategies including the use of contextual cues and prefix/suffix inference to demonstrate understanding of vocabulary in a specific field of study.
  • Students will watch a career-related video clip or listen to a career-related audio selection and take accurate notes on a form provided.
ESL - Foundations ESL FDN
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for foundation level.
  • Students will demonstrate foundation level proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
ESL - Health Professionals ESL VHLTH
  • Students will listen to a medically-related audio selection and will take accurate notes on a provided form.
  • Students will apply effective strategies including the use of contextual cues and prefix/suffix inference to demonstrate understanding of medical vocabulary.
ESL - Level 1 ESL LVL1
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for Level 1.
  • Students will demonstrate Level 1 proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
  • Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of beginning level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
  • Students will respond to questions about the history and government of the United States and talk about the flag of the United States in a role play interview with a US Citizenship and Immigration Services officer.
ESL - Level 2 ESL LVL2
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for Level 2.
  • Students will demonstrate Level 2 proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to make a doctor's appointment, complete a medical history form, and talk with a doctor regarding a medical issue.
  • Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of beginning level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL - Level 3 ESL LVL3
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for Level 3.
  • Students will demonstrate Level 3 proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
  • Students will be able to complete a job application and demonstrate the ability to access employment by engaging in a job interview. Funding was utilized from WIOA funding for Project Success textbook class set.
  • Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of intermediate level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL - Level 4 ESL LVL4
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for Level 4.
  • Students will demonstrate Level 4 proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
  • Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of intermediate level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
  • Students will be able to research jobs and present the research results.
ESL - Level 5 ESL LVL5
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for Level 5.
  • Students will demonstrate Level 5 proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
  • Students will be able to identify and access employment and training resources as well as demonstrate successful job interview techniques. Funding was received through PIE process for Project Success textbook class set.
  • Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of advanced level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL - Level 6 ESL LVL6
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for Level 6.
  • Students will demonstrate Level 6 proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
  • Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of advanced level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
  • Students will be able to compare advantages and disadvantages of two schools and explain one or more barriers to continuing their education.
ESL - Speaking A ESL SPKA
  • Speaking A students will ask and answer simple questions about personal life.
  • Speaking A students will categorize vocabulary according to subject.
ESL - Speaking B ESL SPKB
  • Speaking B students will maintain conversations about familiar topics.
  • Speaking B students will create oral reports on a familiar topic using a visual aid.
ESL - Speaking C ESL SPKC
  • Speaking C students will take notes from authentic materials, such as lectures, news clips, and interviews.
  • Speaking C students will deliver an oral report with visual aids on a researched topic using only outlines and note cards.
  • Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) students will present via PowerPoint the research results of an identified U.S. company using multiple resources.
  • Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) students will develop a product or service, prepare a marketing strategy for it, and give a PowerPoint presentation to the class.
ESL - Writing A ESL WRTA
  • Writing A students will edit simple sentences and short paragraphs for grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.
  • Writing A students will write a series of related sentences in paragraph form that support a main sentence.
ESL - Writing B ESL WRTB
  • Writing B students will write a paragraph including a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
  • Writing B students will edit writing for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammatical forms.
  • Intermediate level ESL students will write a business letter following the business letter format they studied in class.
ESL - Writing C ESL WRTC
  • Writing C students will write a conclusion paragraph including the restatement of the thesis.
  • Writing C students will write a multi-paragraph composition using various rhetorical modes, such as narrative, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and process analysis.
  • Advanced-level Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) students will individually write a one-page report on the company they researched in teams.
  • Advanced Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) students will individually write a two-page report on the product or service they developed for their team presentation.
ESL Pre-Level 1 ESL PLVL1
  • Students will demonstrate language skills necessary to become productive and successful members of the community by completing the English Literacy and Civics (EL Civics) assessment for literacy level.
  • Students will demonstrate Pre-Level 1 proficiency by passing the department standardized comprehensive final examination.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of emergency services in the community and how to contact them. Funding was utilized from WIOA funding to purchase Heinle Picture Dictionary class sets.
  • Students will submit a comprehensive portfolio that includes multiple measures and evidence of low-beginning level skill achievement in English language proficiency.
ESL Speaking A for Beginners (Pre-1) ESL SPKP1
  • Speaking Pre-Level 1 students will use appropriate phrases to introduce oneself to others.
  • Speaking Pre-Level 1 student will correctly provide personal information in brief conversations.
ESL Writing A for Beginners (Pre-1) ESL WRTP1
  • Writing Pre-Level 1 students will reconstruct stories in logical order.
  • Writing Pre-Level 1 students will identify parts of simple sentences.
LLC Open Lab ESL LANG2
  • Students will develop an academic habit of studying English independently using resources in the Language Learning Center (LLC).
  • VESL students will improve keyboarding speed and accuracy by utilizing resources in the open lab.
TOEFL Prep ESL TOEFL
  • Advanced level ESL students will take a listening comprehension test similar to that section of the ETS-TOEFL test.
  • Advanced level ESL students will take a reading comprehension test similar to that section of the ETS-TOEFL test.
VESL Speaking ESL VSPK
  • VESL Speaking students will adapt language choice and style according to purpose, task, and audience appropriately in various academic and workplace contexts.
  • VESL Speaking students will deliver an oral presentation with visual aids on academic and career-related topics by synthesizing information from multiple print and digital sources.
VESL Writing ESL VWRT
  • VESL Writing students will outline a multi-paragraph composition including introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • VESL Writing students will write a multi-paragraph composition using various rhetorical modes, such as explanatory, comparison-contrast, problem-solution, and persuasive.