Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   ELA Level 3 (Low Intermediate ELA)

 Title Abbreviation:   ELA LEVEL 3

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    13

 Credits:    20

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    20

 CIP:    320303

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

ESL Level 3 (Low Intermediate ESL) Students improve English listening, speaking, reading, and writing and comprehension with a goal to develop college and career readiness skills.


Prerequisite: ELA 012 or appropriate placement.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 220

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. Write basic informative/explanatory linked sentences in response to a prompt, and revise based on feedback.
  2. Type a narrative with sequenced events using transition signals and revise based on feedback.
  3. Write a sequence of instructions eg, recipe or 'How To' guide.
  4. Use possessive nouns; possessive and indefinite pronouns; conjunctions; articles; frequently occurring prepositions; verbs to convey past, present and future.
  5. Use context clues to determine the meaning of words or phrases.
  6. Apply words and phrases learned in conversation and texts to informal discussion and respond to the comments of others.
  7. Interact with text using reading strategies to identify the main idea and supporting details; locate key facts and information; use questioning strategies to increase focus and comprehension.
  8. Recognize long and short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words and distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the different sounds.
  9. Apply English language skills to understanding of math problems including identification of operations in order to solve simple word problems.
  10. Demonstrate basic computer skills including word processing, basic internet searches, and use of college email to communicate with instructor.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Personal and professional development
  2. College and community knowledge
  3. Academic success skills
  4. Information literacy