Students will receive instruction in skills and strategies in the following areas:
Writing and Grammar Skills
1. Writing compositions
2. Writing social messages
Take responsibility for:
• Attendance and punctuality
• Class work and assignments
• Participation and teamwork
Use common software to communicate and to complete information management tasks such as word processing assignments, sending emails, or signing in to an online learning management system.
Some or all of the following methods will be used:
• whole-class instruction
• large- and small-group discussion
• pair work on tasks
• computer-assisted learning
• instructor feedback
• revision of submitted work
• monitor-led experiential tasks
Student achievement will be measured using the mastery system in accordance with College policy. Students will receive ongoing feedback from the instructor throughout the course. Evaluation will be based on learning outcomes and course content. Mastery will be granted to students who achieve an average of at least 70% on the items listed below. Evaluation will include, but need not be limited to, completing the following tasks:
-A collection of writing and grammar practice assignments, demonstrating effective proofreading and editing skills based on instructor and peer feedback, as well as on the student's own attention to errors in writing. Assignments will include sentence and paragraph writing.
-A collection of practice assignments showing effective use of newly introduced grammar and syntax structures from course content. Assignments will include sentence and paragraph writing.
-At least 2 in-class descriptive and narrative compositions of at least 120 words each. Students will demonstrate mastery of newly introduced grammar and syntax structures.
-At least 2 in-class grammar quizzes showing effective use of grammar and syntax structures from course content.
-At least 1 in-class informal social message, such as a note, an email, or a letter expressing an invitation, thanks, updates, cancellations, or apologies.
-A complete record of weekly assigned lab tasks, such as short answer tests, paragraphs, group work, or discussion.
Sample grade breakdown:
Proofreading and editing skills practice assignments worth up to 15% (total)
Practice assignments of newly introduced grammar and vocabulary worth up to 15% (total)
In-class paragraph writing assignments worth up to 20% (total)
In-class grammar quizzes worth up to 20% (total)
In-class social messages worth up to 10%
Lab assignments worth up to 10% (total)
Participation worth up to 10%
Writing and Grammar Skills
By the end of the course, successful students will:
Students may be required to purchase one or more of the following materials:
• lab software
• a dictionary such as Cambridge Learner's Dictionary
• textbooks at the CEFR A2 level such as Grammar Sense 2, Grammar Step by Step 3, or Elements of Success 1. See Instructor Guidelines for the textbooks designated for each term.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|