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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 1080

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 3 Grammar

Semester Approved: Summer 2015
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2020
End Semester: Summer 2021

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give ESL students at the advanced level a review of English grammar. English grammar structural problems common to many ESL learners will be dealt with in this course.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 2; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 0451 or placement in ESL 1080 through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program which is accredited through the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). The four-level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is part of the core curriculum for Level 3.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will improve the grammar in their written work. They will demonstrate improvement in their understanding and use of specific English grammatical structures taught in the course through performance on discrete point exams, responses to open-ended questions and written essays. 

Students will be assigned exercises and activities to give them an understanding of grammatical features including the tense system in English with particular attention to subject-verb agreement, the past time frame, the present time frame, article usage and the conditional mood.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. In order to pass this course, students must demonstrate a B (85%) mastery of course materials. Students who earn a grade below B will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following criteria will be used for the purpose of assessment:

Attendance 15-25% 

Homework 15-25% 

Quizzes 15-25% 

Tests 15-25% 

Writing assignments 15-25% 






Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Azar, Betty S. and Stacy A. Hagan, Understand in Using English Grammar, current edition, Pearson/Longman, White Plains, NY.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10