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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 0280

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 1 Grammar

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

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give students a foundation in English grammar and vocabulary. The course will also focus on helping students improve their listening comprehension and speaking skills.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 2; Lecture: 5; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Placement in ESL 0280 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 a core course for Level 1. It introduces students to the type of grammar they must know in order to be successful in Level 2 ESL courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate improvement in their understanding of and use of specific English grammatical structures taught in the course. Students will use level 1 grammatical structures in speech and writing. 

Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through completing daily grammar exercises in the textbook, taking quizzes that will assess their knowledge of level-appropriate grammatical structures, and successfully passing midterm and final grammar exams.  

Students will work with and learn about the following grammatical structures:
• count/no count nouns
• present time
• modals
• phrasal verbs
• past time
• object pronouns
• some/any compounds
• comparative, superlative
• future time

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 will be used for the purpose of assessment:

attendance (20%-25%) 

homework assignments (20%-25%) 

quizzes and tests (20%-30%) 

workbook assignments (15%-25%) 







Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Betty S. Azar and Stacy A. Hagen, Basic English Grammar, current edition, Pearson Education.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 15
Optimum Class Size: 10