Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Beginning Academic ESL - Speaking & Listening

 Title Abbreviation:   BEGINNING AESL S/L

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    62

 Credits:    9

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    9

 CIP:    320304

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

ELA students with clearly defined academic goals will begin the intensive study of academic English, expand academic skills, and develop habits of successful learners.


Prerequisite: CASAS testing and permission of ELA and AESL department chairs.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 99

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and give basic instructions and ask basic questions.
  2. Actively participate in discussions and will begin to conduct interviews with native speakers of English.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Perform basic functions in English (banking, restaurants, shopping, transportation, etc.).
  2. Initiate conversations and make small talk.
  3. Understand and ask/answer questions about oral material such as taped conversations, stories, etc.
  4. Perform in short interviews with native English speakers on factual matters.
  5. Respond to/give oral instructions (maps, etc.).
  6. Ask increasingly complex questions in English.
  7. Write dictations of appropriate length, vocabulary, grammar.
  8. Write notes with important details.
  9. Understand basic types of reduced speech.
  10. Enhance English pronunciation and intonation skills.
  11. Use increasingly varied and appropriate vocabulary.