Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   ELA Orientation

 Title Abbreviation:   ELA ORIENTATION

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    10

 Credits:    8

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    8

 CIP:    320201

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Orientation for English language learners to the Adult ELA program and college resources and services. Through educational interviewing and CASAS assessment students are supported in identifying educational and career goals and in appropriate course registration.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 88

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. Begin a course of study that leads to English language acquisition necessary for college and career readiness.
    • Orientation to the Basic Education for Adults program, and a general introduction to the resources and services available at Skagit Valley College.
    • Assessment of the student in the subjects of Reading Writing, Listening, and Speaking, and placement in an appropriate level of ESL.
    • Understand classroom expectations and barriers to participation.
    • Identify initial educational and/or career goals.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Assesemnt and placement
  2. Classroom expectations and barriers
  3. College resources and services.
  4. Goal setting