ESL 89 - ESL Writing & Grammar I

Course Description

ESL Writing & Grammar I will lay the foundations of English writing for students learning English as a second language. Students will learn strategies for summarizing others' work, writing well organized sentences and paragraphs, and writing basic thesis-driven essays. ESL 89 will expand students' understanding of English grammar which will improve their writing on a sentence level.

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ESL 88

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Students may be placed in this course based on TOEFL scores and/or appropriate placement scores. Writing samples will aid in placement.

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to break writing into coherent, unified paragraphs.
  • Improve ability to see and correct poor sentence structure.
  • Integrate new vocabulary into writing.
  • Create well-organized essays.
  • Demonstrate the writing process including idea generating, drafting, revising, and editing organize ideas for a logical essay.
Human Dimension:
  • Come to see themselves as improved writers in English.
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness in seeking out help through the Writing Reading Center.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Effectively evaluate and reflect on their writing.
  • Get excited about their progress in English language acquisition.
  • Understand the importance of cooperative learning.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Interact constructively with students and the Writing Reading Center for learning.
  • Read and study effectively.
  • Understand the importance of the drafting process for competent writing.